CTPress September 8, 2017

Pledge Cards
This Sunday, September 10, we will collect pledge cards for 2018 as part of our morning worship. By now you should have received the letter from the stewardship committee explaining the stewardship emphasis for planning next year’s ministry/mission work. As you enter worship, your bulletin will contain an envelope and a pledge card. Hopefully, you’ll remember to bring the one you received in the letter earlier this summer.

When the time comes to collect our morning offering, take your pledge card, slip it into the white envelope, and place it in the offering plate as it is passed to you. And that’s it! We are not going to ask people to come up front since some people are not comfortable doing so. And if you are not prepared or not present Sunday, simply mail your pledge card in to the attention of our
secretary, Rebecca, or drop it off at the church office.

Sunday Schedule
We are returning to our two-service schedule this Sunday, with worship at 8:30 and 11:00, and the Christian Education hour from 9:45-10:45. I am also pleased to report that some folks have stepped up to lead the 2-4 year old class, and that class will begin in short order. Wednesday Bible Study I am beginning a Bible Study this Wednesday that will meet through the second Wednesday in November. We will be studying Ecclesiastes, a great Old Testament book that is all about the search for meaning and truth. The Bible Study will meet in the parlor at 7pm on Wednesdays.

Looking Ahead
In 2015, the session acted to have one service on the Sundays we have an activity after worship. This will allow us to have a more cohesive, unified approach to these activities. Two of those Sundays are coming up. The Fall Festival is Sunday, October 8, and the Holiday Dinner w ill be after worship on Sunday, December 3. On both Sundays we will have only one worship service at 11am.



Pastor John