Michael’s Missives for August 22, 2019

First Pres Community –

Well done Youth!!!  Youth Sunday was awesome.  We all loved “Indian tacos”, the pictures, the music, and hearing them share about their faith and how they grew in their faith in Christ through Travelling Day Camp, Mission endeavors, and Triennium Youth Conference.  About Triennium, some said it was “the most amazing experience of my life”, “I met Presbyterians, my age, from around the world”, and “I could really feel God present in the midst of 7,000 people worshipping the Lord.”  Well done parents, families, and church!!!   Your love, prayers, teaching, leading, encouragement, and support continues to raise amazing Christian young people.

In two weeks, we resume our new church school year.  SEPTEMBER 8th is KICK-OFF SUNDAY!  Choir returns at the 11am service.  Between the services, during the 10am Faith and Fellowship hour, there will be games for kids inside and outside…and an opportunity for all to meet their Sunday School teachers and to see their classrooms.  At 12, the Chiefs season opener will be on in our Fellowship Hall as we enjoy a Tailgate Potluck Luncheon with a Chicken Wing Contest.  Sign-ups in the Narthex.  It should be a “wing ding” of a day!

Our new entryway is almost complete.  Front entry now requires an entry card.  If you have need for one, contact Diane McKee, our Office Administrator.  If you ring the doorbell at the far right, we can now welcome you and let you in from our computers.  Keys still work on the kitchen door.  Security cameras now cover the parking lot as well as the entryway.  All of this is to improve the security of all in our church community and ministries.

It is wonderful to have a welcoming entryway…it feels like a front porch!

We all should be excited about what God is up to here.

See you this Sunday!

In the faith, hope, and love of Jesus –

Your pastor and friend  Michael