Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Friday --on Thursday!

Hi All –

Happy Friday! Actually, I’m writing this email on Thursday night because, like most of you, I just got a call from Cecil County Emergency Services telling me about how treacherous the weather is going to be tomorrow. Sounds pretty scary! So I thought I’d hedge my bets, and send this out tonight, just in case the power goes out tomorrow! Anyway, I’ll be praying for everybody that we all get through the storm in good shape!

On to what’s going on at the church this weekend:

  • On Saturday morning at 10, the Prom Boutique will be open. ‘Tis the season for proms, so don’t forget to tell all your young women friends about the beautiful dresses available for them to have FOR FREE for their proms. The boutique is open on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm and Saturday mornings from 10 am -12 noon.
  • On Sunday, I’ll continue my sermon series entitled “Willing to Pay the Price” with “Broken for You.” We’ll think about the Last Supper and how communion is a constant visual reminder of the price Jesus paid for us and our salvation. We’ll be treated to a piano solo from Sharon, as well as the Chancel Choir at 11. And, of course, we will share Holy Communion together. We’ll also be watching a short video clip about the United Methodist Committee on Relief ahead of being asked to make our annual contribution to UMCOR next Sunday, the 11th.
  • We’ll have a dear friend with us Sunday morning – Cathy Gohlke! She’ll be bringing copies of her new book, Until We Find Home, with her. They will be on sale at the coffee hour after both services. Paperbacks are $15, hardbacks $25 (make checks out to Cathy Gohlke). And Cathy will be delighted to sign them for you! A personal note: I have read the book and it is really, really wonderful! I highly commend it to you!
  • Our week sponsoring the Rotating Homeless Shelter begins on Monday, and we’re still looking for overnight help. Please, please pray about helping, and if you can take one shift, contact Susan Starrett by emailing her at
  • We’re still looking for donations of individually wrapped candy for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which takes place on March 25th. Please bring your donations to the bin across from the Welcome Center.
  • This Sunday, on the counter across from the Welcome Center, you can grab a copy of the March newsletter, “The Beacon.” It’s chocked full of news and information for this month, and believe me, there’s a lot going on – so pick one up (but remember, you can always access it via our church website as well – 
Well, I think that’s it for now. I hope you have a good Friday, and that all of us weather the impending storm safely. Take good care of yourself and those you love, find some time to rest and relax even while tackling all your chores, and then, I’ll see you in worship on Sunday morning!

                                            Grace and Peace,

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