You would never know these are the lazy days of summer when you look at everything going on in the parish this week. Some people will meet at St. Mark this afternoon at 4:00 pm to pack 40 or so backpacks for children who receive free or reduced school meals and don't get those meals during the summer. Thank you to Bill and Ginny Gardner for heading up this this program. Vacation Bible School continues today and closes tomorrow. Many of our members have hosted the young men and women who have traveled here to be camp counselors this week; you have fed them and the children as well. We have seven children from St. Mark and Zion attending VBS this year! Thank you to Marty Holliday for figuring out all the details so this could happen. Oak Grove Pavilion hosts The Kind this Saturday evening at 7:00 pm. Thank you to all the committee members and volunteers who get the pavilion ready, set up sound equipment, bake and serve at the canteen and all who attend the concerts. Thank you to all who are serving our community through your efforts - you are God's hands in this place!!
Next Thursday those packing backpacks will meet at Zion at 1:30 pm. At 4:00 pm there will be a memorial service for my mother, Norah Mitchell, at Zion.
I have so much to do that I shall spend the next three hours in prayer. - Martin Luther
Yours in Christ,