Hi All –
Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a good week and are looking forward to a great weekend. Not sure how the weather’s going to be, but no matter! At least it’s the weekend, right?
Here’s what’s happening around the church this weekend:
- Tonight at 6:30 the Classic Christians will have their June meeting. They’ll gather in Weldin Hall and start off the night with a potluck dinner (bring a dish to share) and then continue on with a program by the Cecil County Tourism Board about hidden gems in Cecil County to explore this summer! You’re welcome to come and hear the presentation even if you’re not a Classic Christian (50 and over). We don’t check ID’s!
- On Sunday, I’ll preach a sermon which will introduce us to the subject of this week’s Vacation Bible School – heroes! The sermon is entitled “Who Me? A Hero?” and we’ll explore what it takes to be a hero, and how God can use any of us as heroes in this world. We’ll also hear a report about Annual Conference from Heidi Gaultney, who was EUMC’s lay member to Conference this year, and we’ll be treated to the music of Bobby Heath on the baritone. It’s going to be a great morning!
- Then Vacation Bible School kicks off on Sunday night at 5:30. We’re thrilled to be having VBS this year along with two other churches – Providence UMC and Wrights AME. It’s going to be wonderful and we’re sure to have lots of participants! Each night starts with a kid-friendly dinner, and then I get to spend a few moments with all the kids on a mission project. After that, they’ll go to storytelling, music, arts and crafts, and activities stations. It’s going to be a great week – and I can’t wait to see all of the kids on Sunday night. If you haven’t had a chance to pre-register your child or grandchild, it’s not too late – you can go to the church website, elktonumc.org, to do it, and if you can’t do that, just show up on Sunday night! There’ll be room for everyone!
o We’re still collecting recipes for the new church cookbook to be published in the fall. Information on how to submit them is in Sunday’s bulletin and also on the church website. We haven’t received many recipes yet, so please, send us your favorites!
o There are still a few spots left on the July 9th bus trip to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival. Again, details are in this Sunday’s bulletin and the sign-up sheet is on the table across from the Welcome Center.
o Don’t forget that we’ll be having just one service next Sunday, July 2nd. It will be at 10 a.m. and we’ll celebrate “A Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Our Nation.” The wonderful Providence Brass will be with us as well!
o We’re still accepting applications for our custodial position. It’s a 20 hour/week job which involves not only cleaning, but set-up and take-down (so the person needs to be able to do some lifting). For more information, candidates can call the church office (410-398-0933).
I think that’s it for now. Have a great Friday, and a wonderful
weekend. Take some time out for rest and relaxation even while you
tackle your weekend chores. Spend time with those you love, and
then I’ll see you in worship on Sunday morning! Can’t wait!
Grace and Peace,