Michael’s Missives, August 29,2018

First Pres Community –

New Church Year, Senator McCain, and Labor Day Weekend.

TONIGHT begins the new year for Bells at 6:30pm and Choir at 7:30pm! Their first Sunday singing and ringing will be September 9th, our Kick-Off/Rally Day. It will be great to have them back and it is great to welcome new Director Jacob Lowry!

This Saturday will be the Service for John McCain, a true American hero. Our prayers are with his family and with our nation as we honor his life and service. A brave soldier who had endured torture for the sake of honor and country. A politician of integrity who would not sell out and who would work with others. We thank him for his service to us all. May he rest in peace.

Also this Saturday, the Women’s Breakfast Group will gather at 8:30am for those who can be there.

This weekend is Labor Day Weekend and here in the office we will observe it by taking Monday off…so a laborless Labor Day. Actually, Labor Day is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country…and we do thank them all.

THIS SUNDAY the sermon will be “The Work of our Hands” as we consider work, avocation, and vocation. Communion will be observed at both the 9am and 11am services. There will be an Adult class downstairs in the Center Room at 10am. Nursery care is available all morning.

Looking ahead:
Saturday, September 8, Men’s Breakfast at 7:45am
Sunday, September 9, Kickoff Sunday for meeting the Teachers & pictures with Slugger
Thursday, September 13, Keenagers to Powell Gardens
Sunday, September 16, All Sunday School Classes begin…incl. Confirmation & 4 Adult Classes

See you Sunday!

Your pastor and friend Michael

Ps – The commitments for the 6th week of the Ebenezer Too campaign were $36,650. Also, an upward adjustment of $2,500 was made to a commitment made. The total commitments for the six weeks of the campaign is $395,425 from 73 commitments. With the $59,165 given before the campaign, the total is $454,590. Additional commitments or adjustments will continue to be welcome. Thank you all!

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