Pastor’s Weekly E-mail Message – September 14, 2014

Fall’s Back!  Don’t “fall” behind on Sunday schedule.  This Sunday, September 14, Spark Sunday School – for children ages 3 and above – will return at 9 AM.  We will celebrate Holy Cross Day on Sunday with good songs, crafts, snack and more.  Make sure kids bring their Spark Bibles to Sunday School!!!

Also, everyone is welcome as Sunday morning Adult Bible Class resumes at 9 AM, studying the Gospel of Luke.  Contact Helen Dungan if you’d like to know more about this Bible Study.

Special worship – 10:30 AM – focusing on the cross.  What is your brand?  Products, companies, teams, and individuals all seem to have brands today, to help them stand out in society or in the marketplace.  But what is your brand as a Christian?  Well, our brand may not be so competitive in comparison with other brands.  Our brand, our identity, is rooted in the cross of Jesus Christ, it is a brand of compassionate service and sacrifice for others.  This might seem to repel others — even us.  But as we have learned in ministry together and in service, living the way of the cross can bring deep joy and sense of purpose.  Come to worship Sunday to celebrate the CROSS – our brand.  There will be a special time of fellowship (Lemonade on the Lawn weather permitting) after worship.

Speaking of service – Let’s give it up for the many in our community of faith, who in the last week observed the ELCA “Always Being Made New – God’s Work, Our Hands” National Day of Service.  Willing hands last Thursday and this Thursday have been preparing food at the Riegelsville Fire House for this year’s Community Dinner to be held the first Saturday in December.  Words has it that the ELC of Durham folk turned out in great numbers.  If you can help this Thursday, September 11, just come to the Firehouse at 9 AM.

On Sunday, September 7, after our outdoor worship and picnic, 12 of us from age 8 to 80 something helped to pack 30,000 meals in the Stop Hunger Now project at St. Andrew’s in Perkasie.  We were joined by volunteers from 14 congregations in Upper Bucks.

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Serving – carrying the cross – does much good and is also a heap of fun!

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