Michael Missives for May 8, 2019

First Pres Community –

Moats, mothers, music, and mobility.

Moats. The church has a moat.  Construction has been curtailed at the moment, because there is a moat outside the front door on either side of the walway.  Apparently, it is difficult to pour concrete underwater.  Hope for dryer weather…or we may need to buy a ferryboat!

The Keenagers Dairy outing today was cancelled and rescheduled for September 12.

Flooding remains a big problem north of us.  Keep all affected in prayer.  Assistance may be given through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (on the pcusa.org website).

Mothers.  Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY.  We will acknowledge the women of the church at both services and fellowship will feature a “Muffins for Moms”.  The sermon will be “Your Own Psalm” at both the 9am and 11am services.  During the 10am Faith and Fellowship Time, classes for all ages are held.  Nursery care is provided all morning.

And for those who need multiple reminders…Mother’s Day is this Sunday.

Music.  The Choir from Pleasant Lea Middle School directed by Courtney Williams will be performing in our Main Sanctuary on Thursday, May 16, at 11am.  It is free and everyone is invited!  This Keenagers event will continue with lunch afterwards in our Fellowship Hall ($5).  Please sign up for the meal.  Thank you.

Mobility.  3 people going to the Royals game on June 7 need a ride!  Contact Joyce Carroll at jcarroll1947@yahoo.com, if you have room for one or all.  You may need to clarify if you are going in time for the Big Slick or the first pitch or whenever.  And if you are leaving after the 5th, 7th, 9th, or 19th inning…or when one team is ahead by 10…or if it rains…or after the fireworks…or if you don’t know if you’ll ever come back!

Tonight – Bells at 6:30pm and Choir at 7:30pm.  (Logos is over for the year.)

See you Sunday…and I may be rowing the boat ashore!

Your pastor and friend  Michael

Building Faith…..Bringing Hope…..Sharing Love