Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Sometimes it feels like whoever set up our calendars got things wrong when they made the new year start in January. For a lot of us, September and all the changes that come with it feel much
more like a new beginning than January 1st does. Schools and colleges begin again; sports seasons start in earnest; clubs and organizations induct new members and plan schedules.
The church is no exception. St. Paul’s has a great many activities that will resume in the coming weeks—and some new opportunities! Rally Day kicks most things off on September 11th: We will
worship together at 9:30, followed by a congregation-wide service project packaging 10,000 meals!
September 18th bring with it our fall schedule: worship at 9:00 and 10:30, and the first day of Sunday School at 9:00. Other groups are getting going, too:
–Adult Choir begins rehearsing on September 8th
–Women’s Christian Fellowship resumes on September 15th
–Families with Young Children starts with a picnic and moonbounce on September 25th
–Pub Theology will pick up on September 26th
–Youth Group for grades 7-12 begins with game night on October 2nd
There are a lot of opportunities to be involved and to help make this a great year both for your family and St. Paul’s. I encourage you to try to find a group or activity, or even just one event,
that you may be interested in joining us for!
We also greatly want you to join us at one of our Small Group Gatherings at members’ homes. These are a chance to talk about why you are a part of St. Paul’s family, and what your vision is
for our congregation’s future. There is more information about dates and how to RSVP included in the Chimes.
It is my prayer that as our new year begins we might go forward together with a renewed sense of God’s purpose in our lives and in our congregation. I hope to see you at Rally Day and into the
coming new year!
Pastor Laura Tancredi