Hi All –
Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a good week, and have managed to stay cool and dry! I was driving back from Dover in that incredible rainstorm yesterday, and it was so bad, almost everyone had their emergency flashers on. It’s been a crazy week of weather. I just finished reading The Cecil Whig and saw an article on how the weather has really impacted the Cecil County Fair – either lots of intense heat (so hot they couldn’t open up the rides until later in the day) or drenching rains that had people running for cover! Oh well – it’s the good ole summertime!
Here’s what’s happening at the church this weekend:
- On Sunday, I’ll offer the fourth sermon in the series, “I Can Do All Things through Christ Who Strengthens Me.” This week’s theme word is “Pray,” and we’ll be hearing from a couple of people in our church who know just how important prayer is and how it carried them through some stressful times in their lives! You won’t want to miss it!
- Don’t forget that we’re still collecting donations of school supplies to give to children in need as school starts. You can find a list of items needed on our website (elktonumc.org). Click on the rotating pictures panel in the center of the home page until it gets to the School Supplies panel, and then click on that for the list. We need things like pencils, erasers, student scissors, composition books, folders, etc. In the past, you’ve been very generous in donating these supplies – please help again this year for the need is great!
- A reminder to Classic Christians (age 60 and over) that our annual Picnic is getting ever closer – Friday, August 5th at 4 p.m. at the home of Betty and Ed Sprague. To participate, please sign up on the sheet across from the Welcome Center so we can assure that we have enough food and beverages for everyone!
- I think all of you got an email from the church yesterday that contained a survey for families with children and grandchildren in our church. It’s a very brief survey asking about ideas and information around family events in our church. If you have children/grandchildren in our church, please take the few minutes it will take to complete the survey. The information will be very valuable to all involved in our children’s ministries, and will ensure that we’re providing what you want when you want it!
I think that’s it for now. I’m off to put the finishing touches on the words I’ll be saying this afternoon to celebrate the life of Ed Stubbs. After that, I’ll be heading over to Newark to celebrate Damien’s 16th birthday with all of our family! It’s hard to believe he’s going to be 16 in just a few days, and you know what that means – driver’s license!! (And no, Damien, you can’t have my car! LOL)
Have a good Friday, and a great weekend! Find some time for yourself even while tackling your to-do list, spend time with those you love, and then I’ll see you in worship on Sunday morning when we remember that prayer helps us do all things through Christ who strengthens us! See you Sunday!
Grace and Peace,