It's May, and
that means that the summer months are just around the corner. May is
always a busy month for our church. On the first Sunday (May 4) we
celebate first communion for our 5th Graders. This is an exciting time
for the young people as they receive the bread and wine for the first
time. Then on May 18, we celebrate our Confirmation Sunday. This year we
will confirm one member of our church, as he will publicly confess his
faith and affirm his Baptism. There is also graduation and Mother’s Day
during May, so we honor and congratulate many people during this Spring
But as I said, summer is just around the corner and that means some changes are coming. First of all, we change to our summer hours. Our worship service will begin at 10:30 am. Also, during the summer I will be using different worship settings for our services. I feel that we need more variety in our worship to keep it fresh and vibrant. We will be using the “Service of the Word” (on page 126 in the front of the hymnal) for the second Sunday of the month. On the third Sunday we will be using “Setting Two” (staring on page 76). There will be a guitar service on the fourth Sunday. We will continue to use “Setting One” for our communion services on the first Sunday of the month. I would also like to use some of the old favorite Gospel songs, many of which are not in our two hymnals. If you have any favorites, please let me know. We can always print the words in the bulletin.
Finally, I am going to make some changes in my life style this summer. As most of you know, I had gastric by-pass surgery on April 28. This means a major change in my diet. I am going to need your prayers and support, which I have already had from a great many of you. I want to thank you all for that.
Your friend in Christ,