Dear Friends, 

I am so excited for the next few weeks at church! Having a quieter time in summer is so sweet, but having you all together, at the same time, in the same place on a Sunday morning is so joyful! 

This Sunday our children return to Sunday School and Youth Group kicks off. The following weekend we have “Start Up Sunday,” but the action really begins on Saturday with our Parish Clean Up, rehearsal for our Multi-Generational Choir, and training for Altar Guild and adult Acolytes. That will prepare us to have a great day on Sunday as we gather for worship and enjoy a celebratory coffee hour–we hope you’ll come to that at 10 am no matter which service you attend–followed by an ALL PARISH PHOTO! You can read about all of that and more in the articles below.

Now, two boring but important announcements about Sunday mornings:

As we enter the program year, we will start services right on the hour and begin a new practice regarding announcements.

Starting on time allows us all to know what to expect, especially any visitors or newcomers, and it is especially important at the 9 am so that we leave plenty of time for our children to explore and learn in Sunday School. As always, YOU can be as late you like (unless you’re serving in the service), and no one will judge if you slip into your pew mid-service!

All announcements should be made at all three services (you can do it yourself, recruit other members of your ministry, or ask clergy to do it) and be included in the weekly e-news. Also, please plan to make announcements–live and/or in the e-news–beginning three Sundays before an event.

See you in church!

Faithfully, Suzanne+

P. S. Sigh. Tuck pointing of the Parish Hall delayed. See article below for more information.