Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We hope that your summer has been filled with opportunities for fun with friends and family, and time for rest and recharging. We had a wonderful summer welcoming Pastor Sarah’s baby Muriel in baptism, worshipping as Downtown United, having fun and teaching about God’s great love at Vacation Bible School and even a little vacation but as summer winds down we are turning our eyes towards fall.
Labour Day is fast approaching which traditionally marks the transition to Fall Schedules and regular routines. But before we settle into familiar patterns we have one more Sunday of worship as Downtown United. That means that this Sunday, September 3rd we will be at Wilmot United, 10:30 am. We hope that you come and join in this last joint worship to end our shared time together in a big way.
Sunday, September 10th service will be our Welcome Back Sunday! As we kick off the new program year in our own building with our regular worship that starts at 10:30 am. Do you have a child three years or older who is ready for Sunday School? We have a place where they can learn the holy stories that shape our faith and deepen their faith. Sunday School classes start on September 10th For those children under 3 years of age, we also have a nursery/toddler room where children are shown God’s love through the care they receive.
But our welcome doesn’t end at worship. After the service, we hope that you stick around because there will be a barbeque happening in the George Street parking lot. We will have hotdogs and hamburgers (both meat and veggie varieties), fruit and veggie trays, juice, ice tea, and good company.
September is going to see a number of opportunities to explore and deepen your faith and walk with Christ. Look out for details in the next week about both the men’s and women’s group and a new afternoon senior’s bible study on “aging faithfully” for everyone. If you haven’t already done so, come and check out Wednesday morning Prayers in the Parlour at 10am -No Experience Required. We’ll also be reaching out to the congregation to see where your passions are and how we can live into our gifts as we serve as members of the body of Christ in this place.
The first program to start back up after the summer break was the Pantry which opened on Wednesday after a month off. It was a busy day with 11 families being served! At the end of this email you will find some of the most needed items, there are many deals on right now so if you can help out that would be amazing as we feed some of the least of these.
One of our new initiatives this fall will be a weekly e-news. Our hope is to keep you up to date on what is going on within the St. Paul’s community. This will have information on the programs that we have in the church, special upcoming services and events, celebrations, concerns, and prayers. If there is something you would like to see in an e-news let us know. (458-1183 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
We look forward to sharing this journey through the fall with you. May you have a blessed long weekend, safe travels if you are on the road. May this fall bring us blessings and joy as we walk the road of faith together.
Yours in Christ
Rev. Richard & Rev Michelle
Needed pantry items:
- Toilet paper
- Canned fish and meat
- Instant coffee
- Large juices
- Pancake mix and syrup
- Large cans of fruit
- Crackers and cookies
- Chez Whiz
- Brown and white sugar
- Soups (other than tomato)
- Baked beans
- Canned milk
- Juice boxes
- Granola bars
- Pudding and fruit boxes