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Greetings to You in Our Lord’s Name – September 2022

From Pastor Christopher Kurien

Dr Chris Kurien
Rev. Dr. Chris Kurien
Dear Friends,

Summer is almost over, and I hope many had a chance to take a break from the routines of life. Christy and I were able to visit our family and friends in India after four long years. It was a busy, exhausting trip, but we cherished seeing and spending time with our many loved ones whom we have greatly missed. We thank God for protection over our trip and thank you all for your prayers.

I also appreciated everyone who helped with our worship services in my absence. I praise God for a successful Vacation Bible School and thank all parents, teachers, and volunteers for your incredible help.

The Lord Hath Done Great Things for Us, Whereof We Are Glad

September brings new beginnings:  Schools are reopening after summer break and our weather is cooling down. We pray for all our students, teachers, and staff for a great year of learning and growth. It’s a busy month of transition as we get back into the swing of the fall season. We also get back to joining together at Church to worship and serve our God together.

We look forward to our choir resuming and Sunday school restarting. On behalf of Irina Shmeleva, our Music Director, let me invite anyone interested and able to sing with our choir to consider joining. Also, on behalf of Barb Leas, let me invite those with an interest to consider teaching or assist in teaching our children. Please contact Irina and/or Barb, if you are able to help in these very important ministries.

Very soon we have to make preparations for our annual Charge Conference and also begin planning next year’s events, budgets, and worship experiences. We are also preparing a special combined service at 10 am for September 11th, our Anniversary Sunday; and Children’s Sunday School classes resume on September 18.

We have had so many things happening in the world around us. COVID is still something that we are all dealing with, and, as a church community, we continue to be cautious with everything we do. We recognize that the global community is facing many calamities, and many have lost lives. Let us pray for those affected by these various tragedies.

As we think about the needs in our communities, let us commit to praying for one another and continue to be loving, caring neighbors. Let us work together to reach those who need to be reached in our community with the love of Christ. May God bless us all.

May you all have a great fall season!!

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