Greetings from Church of Peace 09/24/15

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Sunday ’s a very big day for our congregation.  Here’s the rundown:

7:30 a.m.: Choir rehearsal in the choir room.

8:45 a.m.: Worship with the debut of Jim’s new hymn, an anthem by the choir, and a Mission Moment by Greg Giles from the YMCA.

Immediately after worship: a congregational meeting at which we will discuss, then vote on, the first building plan to be offered to us.  Copies of the plan will be handed out and explained. Questions will be answered.  Then paper ballots will be distributed.  If the congregation votes to accept this particular plan, construction will begin in the spring.  If the congregation votes to reject this particular plan, conversation will ensue as to alternative possibilities.

10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School begins.

Monday ’s Bible study begins at 6:30. Mark’s Gospel has much to teach us about living in 2015. Newcomers are always welcomed.

Tuesday will bring smiles as we all become “Fond du Lac Detectives,” playing a game involving pictures of sites around town.  It will be fun and you will learn some things.  Plus there will be a luncheon to follow. Come join us at 11:00 a.m.

The publication of The Messenger will be delayed until next week so that the minutes of Sunday’s congregational meeting can be included in the October issue. Look for the newsletter on our website or in the narthex by Wednesday.

Rummage sale : set up on Sunday, October 4th and Monday, October 5th, sale on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Rummage and baked goods are needed so please be generous. The profits from the rummage sale will be used to bless our church and our neighborhood.

Fall Festival : set up on Thursday and Friday, October 22nd and 23rd. Festival held on Saturday, October 24th.  Please sign up to help and to donate.  This will be a fun, happy day for us as we raise money for missions. 

That’s the news from Church of Peace. 

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

A prayer for today: Today, O God, I pray for wisdom as I make decisions.  May I keep ever before me the model of Jesus whose love for you informed his every choice. I know that your will for me is good; may I live in accord with your love.  I pray also for our congregation.  May our meeting be characterized by the highest standards of Christian conversation.  May our vote in be accord with your hopes for Church of Peace.  I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.