Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I know a lot of you have been asking how you can help out Tom and me. This afternoon I have an appointment with Hospice and Elder Services to see what services they can provide for us. After this appointment I will know better what we will still need. We thank you for all your prayers and those of you who have offered to make a meal or two of us. It is a blessing to have family like this.
Beginning this coming Sunday for the whole month of August we will be going back to our roots of John Wesley. I hope you will find this as interesting as I have found it.
Let’s look back at how we all became Methodists and what that truly means to us. Let‘s see how John Wesley used to preach on his circuit rides and how he presided over communion.
We have been invited to a community picnic with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ on August 21 at Pittsfield State Forest. Look for all the information in this newsletter. Also our family church picnic has been rescheduled to August 26th from 12:30-5:00 at Pinegrove Park. If it happens to rain again we will hold it at the church, so no food goes uneaten. I will provide hamburgers and hot dogs for the picnic. Everyone who is attending should bring a dish to share and their own drinks. I hope to see you there. This is open to all of our family and friends.
This is a short letter this month. I hope you are all enjoying your summer and the beautiful sunshine. We will resume regular church hours on September 9th. Also our annual Come As You Are Sunday will be held on September 16th at 10am. There will be an 8am service that day. It will be a small worship gathering for those who wish to attend.
God of many names, Lover of all peoples, we pray for peace, in our hearts,
in our homes, in our nations, in our world, the peace of your will, the peace of our need.
I’m asking you to pray this prayer each day of August. Let us pray together as a family for peace.