Piles of Mail -- To Service to Church and Society



For the October Newsletter:

By Monica Hurley

Piled up in our kitchen is the mail from last week.  I sigh as I sort it thinking about three or four other things while I put bills in one stack, magazines in another, junk mail in a third.  I wonder about what Pastor Elaine talked about: old fashioned letters in her sermon on September 8th.  My grandma used to send those occasionally; whatever happened to those precious tidbits anyway?  Guess I’ve not written one to her lately either.

I look at the bills, nothing surprises me.  Yes, we used water, threw away trash, sucked electricity for the computers and lights.  Magazines head to the coffee table or a basket and one I toss near my purse to flip through as I wait in a doctor’s office or school waiting room. 

Live in Abundance! Stewardship Committee Wednesday Sept 18

Intern Pastor Keith Marshall talked about going out and getting the lost sheep, looking for the lost coin, welcoming the prodigal son.  We are exploring our abundance in life and how to live faithfully into that abundance by being faithful stewards of God's gifts to us. 

Join our stewardship committee on Wednesday Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. as we make plans to share God's love through stewardship messages and ministry in 2013-14. 

The first ministry focus which Creator lives out our shared Christian community in abundant ways is through the energy and vitality of our Youth and Family Ministries.  Terri Heckroth will share a slide show during offering this month (tentatively scheduled for Sept. 29) so you can see where your stewarding of the gifts God's provided you and your family have impact in and through our youth -- specifically in this example, we'll hear the story of mission work.

October stay tuned; we'll focus on how we collectively serve our neighbors through Church in Society!


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