This coming Sunday, June 15, is Trinity Sunday. On this day each year we hear the familiar command of Jesus, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” In worship on Sunday, we will explore the work of the triune God in our lives and in the life of our community. We will ponder what it means to be a Trinitarian parish, sent out into the world like the first disciples, not always sure of where we are going or how we can accomplish God's will, but knowing that Christ will be with us every step of the way. I hope to see you in church on Sunday!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our first Oak Grove Pavilion concert a success this past Saturday! We had over 130 guests who contributed about $550 to the organizations supported by this ministry. The next concert will be at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 28 and will feature the Celtic band, Barrowburn.
Thank you, too, to those who made our Pentecost worship service happen in the midst of uncertain weather. Thanks, Dan Snellings and Billy Motley, for securing a spot at Rocky Knob, to Marty Holliday, for her planning and the great idea of Pentecost kites, and to all who phoned members, gave rides and kept their good humor when plans quickly changed. It was a great celebration of the birthday of the church.
Please keep St. Mark member Dolly Marshall in your prayers as she prepares for knee replacement surgery on July 7. We also pray for Kathleen Ingham, long-time member of Zion, in her illness.
We have a new offer for the parsonage. The potential buyers offered $150,000, the joint council countered at $160,000 and the buyers countered that with an offer of $155,000. This is a cash offer with no contingencies and no inspection. The prospective buyers are also willing to work out an easement agreement with the next-door neighbor regarding the driveway so that we do not have to concern ourselves with that issue. Congregational meetings will be held after both worship services on Sunday, June 22, to vote on this latest offer. If you have any questions, please speak with a council member. Let us pray to God for discernment as this journey continues.
“While it may hurt to live out the welcoming, forgiving, serving, peaceful and justice-seeking values of God’s Reign, to fail to do so hurts us and our world far more.” John Van de Laar
Yours in Christ,Pastor Linda