Michael’s Missives June 20, 2018

First Pres Community –

TRAVELING DAY CAMP begins next Monday!  Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  40 Campers signed up; volunteer positions filled.  What we need now are your prayers.  Prayers for our Campers (12 are new to our church) and their families.  Prayer for our Team (who arrive and set up Sunday afternoon).  Prayers for our Leaders, Helpers, and Volunteers.  Prayers for every detail (including the weather, health and safety for all, new friendships, no conflict, etc.)  Prayers for God to use this great opportunity in amazing ways.  Prayers of thanksgiving to God for everyone involved…including you.  Thank you for your support and prayers.  If you would like to drop by, 12:45-1:45 any day is a good opportunity during their water games…or Wednesday when the horses are here (not certain of time yet).

GENERAL ASSEMBLY is going on right now (through Saturday).  You may live stream sessions or receive updates at the PCUSA.org website.  If you are in the area, you may drop by the Convention Center.  Please remember GA and all of our Commissioners in your prayers.

EBENEZER TOO! Has begun.  You see the foundation for the new sign out in the yard.  The rest of the sign and the playground structure will be installed after Day Camp is over.

THIS SUNDAY, I will hold a Snack n Yak at 10am (or so) in the Fellowship Hall to discuss both our worship and fellowship needs and hopes as they pertain to our Fellowship Hall.  Session wants to hear from you as we discern together improvements for the interior of our church home.  A questionnaire will be given out so that we can hear from everyone.  Ebenezer Too! is all about our moving forward together as Christ’s church.

THIS SUNDAY, the Capital Gifts Campaign will formally kick-off at both the 9am and 11am Worship Services.  The Rev. Dennis Haines, who co-chairs the Capital Gifts Campaign Task Force, will be preaching.  We are truly blessed to have Dennis as a part of our congregation and appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity.  I will be there assisting in the leading of worship.  There is an Adult Class at 10am and Nursery care is provided all morning.

Lastly, please contact me if you know of any church or non-profit that would like our sign.  As we get the new sign, we would love to find a home for the older one.  Thank you.

In the faith, hope, and love of Christ,

Your pastor and friend Michael

Ps – Happy Summer!

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