I do hope that your week is off to a wonderful start.
Sunday we saw a couple of familiar and friendly faces in church, in addition to our usual church family. Joyfully we welcomed Michael Page and Jenna Morris into our midst! Mike also brought a Happy New Year card which we passed around during the Prayers of the People, so we could all see a photo of his little grandson, Calvin John Bruelhart. Maybe our church should have a bulletin board of this church's grandchildren and great grandchildren?
Family Portraits: Along those lines, I am looking for a date for when we can have LifeTouch come take pictures of our families for a free church directory. A photo directory shall help knit us together more as we evolve with new faces. This should take place sometime in February or March. Please provide your preferences as to which month, and whether a weekend or weekday is better. This is an opportunity for you to purchase professionally-made family portraits, too.
Ministering to Travelers: The KU students come back through town this Friday, Jan 13th to sleep at our church again. I have cautioned them that the weather might turn ugly. Right now they are doing a service project in the Four Corners area. If you would like to help me provide them a hot meal when they get here, please let me know. I will be in touch with them in a couple of days as the weather forecast and road conditions become more clear. If they get stuck here an extra day we may need to provide them with more than a hot dinner.
Congregational Meeting Date Changed: We have moved the Annual Meeting to Sunday, February 5th, after worship, so folks have enough time review the Annual Report before the meeting. Elders, don't forget to get your reports to Sharon! Thanks :)
2017 Church Calendar: We are filling up with ideas of what to do this year! If you want to put something on our church calendar, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer: It's a new year and always it seems we have lots of prayers to lift up, please make prayer for yourself and others a part of your daily discipline. Prayer works!
We have yoga today, the quilters come later. Exercise, Eat and Pray will meet this week, weather permitting.
May God bless you and keep you today and always.