V ANNOUNCEMENTS V
Community Thanksgiving Service
Community-Wide Bell Choir
Angel Baker of The First United Methodist Church in Lexington has invited us all to participate in a Community-Wide Bell Choir, whose first session of the year takes place Sunday, September 30th at 4:00pm at First United Methodist Church here in Lexington.
Angel tells us that no previous musical experience is necessary! You only need to know how to count to four!
Come join us!
Angel Baker also extends an offer to anyone who would like to sing in the Community Choir for that same Thanksgiving service. Practice for the choir is on October 3 at 7:00pm. Once again, no experience needed but a servant heart and a love for music. She would love to see many people participate in this as well.
Youth Gathering: A meeting is scheduled for October 3rd at 7:00pm for anyone interested in going to the gathering in July (11-15). Meeting will be held in the teen room.
Save the date! St. Paul's annual hayrack ride and weiner roast will be held the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 7th at the Vance home. More details to come in the near future.
No Experience Needed, Just Good Ideas:
Please join us in creating a Power Point presentation to be used on the TV screen in the fellowship hall. We would like to get your creative ideas to customize a great presentation on the TV screen.
Ideas would include: why we are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, weekly church and preschool activities, etc.
We would like to Share our information with the Visitors and Preschool families as they come into our church.
If you are interested and would like to share in this great project, please contact Pastor Ehlers, or one of the Evangelism team members: John Colclasure, Cheryl Pensky, Peg Lucht, Don Cavallini, Jim Pierce.
Stay tune for an upcoming meeting.
Sept. 23 (Proper 20)
Mark 9:32 – “But they did not understand the saying and were afraid to ask him.” The disciples really do hold up a mirror to our faces and force us to see ourselves: misunderstanding, afraid, confused. But the Word of God is clear if only we will listen with open ears. What was blocking the disciples’ ears? The Gospels tell us time and again: they did not expect a suffering Christ, and so when Jesus spoke of suffering they plugged their ears and didn’t listen, and so they ended up confused and scared. What about us? What’s in the Word of God that we find hard to hear and contrary to our desires and expectations? That might just be exactly what we need to hear.