July 13th, 2016

Today is a good day for reminders:

The meeting for those interested in learning about the possibilities for sponsoring a refugee family is tonight at the Blacksburg public library at 7:00 in the community room.

After worship on Sunday we’ll be holding a Congregational Meeting to elect six people to serve as deacons to undertake a ministry of compassion among us. The people the Nominating Committee will put forward are Phyllis Albritton-Webb, Jeananne Bame, John Browder, Deb Call, Robert Dean, Bill Neely. If you wish to nominate someone from the floor, please obtain that person’s permission ahead of time.

Then on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 we will gather for a service of Witness to the Resurrection in honor of Beulah Kline, to be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. A private graveside service for Beulah took place on Tuesday.

After the past few weeks, I am very ready for the vacation we have planned with family for the weeks of July 23-August 6th. While I am away Dave Snyder will fill the pulpit, and the Sunday I get back Jeffrey has prepared a Hymn festival for us to share. Together the Reverend Shirley Larson and Kendra will cover any emergencies.

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 17: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Matthew 28:16-20

The prayer list can be found here.