Sept. 28th is the 16th day after Pentecost
Let's join in prayer.
Dear Lord, bless our friends, help their worries be light and their joy be great. Please continue to watch over Leonard, Karen, Debbie, Brian, Rachel, Allison, Emily, Christian, Jodi, Dennis, Donald, Douglas, Del, John, Bob, Joe, Rick, Steve, Margaret, Barry, baby Mrak, Bob, Wendy, Chris, Mark, Ruth, and Mike.
We hold the same prayer for our Military. Lord, bless them and keep them; Brian, Barbara, Thad, Shanna, Ramon, Michael, Kyle, Bradley, Dennis, Ryan, and Christopher.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck was parked at St. Paul's Sept. 20th and thanks to the help of Carl Beals, it was loaded with an amazing contribution of building supplies donated by our congregation. More photos are available on our Stewardship page, if you'd like to see the guys hard at work!
Saturday, September 20th was the Stewardship Retreat hosted by the Stewardship Committee and facilitated by Robin Abbott. The notes from the session have been turned into this months Feature Article. I encourage you to read and attend future workshops that the Stewardship Committee.
The Narthex has a wonderful Stewardship presentation on the wall.
is the wedding of
Melinda and Michael Duckworth
at 12:00 noon
The congregation is invited to attend
the wedding and the reception at St. Paul's.
Apple Pies will be in the works soon. Keep your eye out for sign-up details and your rolling pins and apple peelers ready!
How do you prefer your pie?
Ice Cream? Warm? Whipped Cream?
What is Erntedankfest?
The 1621 harvest celebration of the Pilgrims in New England.
Is the celebration of offering thanks at harvest time unique to America?
No, ancient Egyptians, Greeks and other cultures have celebrated throughout history.
How long has Thanksgiving been a national holiday in America?
Only since the 1940's. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill that created the holiday in 1941...but prior to that...President Lincoln declared October 3, 1863 was a national Day of Thanksgiving. Although Lincoln's declaration was a one time event, presidents following him also picked a day to celebrate, based on their whims...or when they got hungry for turkey and pumpkin pie.
Until Roosevelt, it was chaos, the grocers didn't know when to stockpile turkeys and offer them for cents on the dollar.
*disclaimer...the last part may or may not be true.
The Technology Advisory Committee that first met to discuss ideas for the website is going to meet again. Do you have ideas to contribute? You can attend or email them to me firstname.lastname@example.org
I am putting together a survey regarding St. Paul's online presence to hand out in a (near future) church bulletin. I am looking forward to getting feedback from the congregation as a whole.