Greetings from Church of Peace - August 18, 2011

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Last night we had a new member orientation meeting at our home for the six people who will be joining our congregation on Sunday.  What a nice group of Christian men and women!  Join us at 8:45 a.m. for the worship service which will include some snappy hymns and a strengthening sermon. Following worship, you can greet the new members in the lobby; we’ll have a “welcome” cake for social hour. 

Sunday is the last day to sign up your kids for the day camp at Pilgrim Center.  We have plenty of adult chaperones, but we would welcome more.

Do you like pizza?  Ok then.  Next Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. our youth will be serving at Pizza Ranch.  They get to keep all the tips and will make profit on the sales as well.  Last time, our church family filled the place; it was a lot of fun.  If you would rather eat at home, we make money on carry-outs and deliveries also.  Thanks for your help.

Most of you will receive a letter in the mail today (and the rest of you tomorrow) outlining some changes that the Council is making to save money.  We’ve had a tough year financially and we are taking some cost-cutting measures to try to make ends meet.  Please make sure to read the letter so you are familiar with the modifications that are being made.  

Coming up in ten days, at the service a week from this Sunday, we will have guests providing special music.  Jim’s trio will bless us with their songs.  For many folks, this guarantees a meaningful worship experience.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church!  Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: O God, your love never changes.  Please help me to remember your constancy when it feels like every day I am asked to adapt to another change.  Bless our congregation in this time of financial stress.  Show our leaders how to use faithfully and wisely the gifts we bring for the work of Christ through Church of Peace.  Lead me to be a welcoming, encouraging host when new members and visitors come to my church home.  These things I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.