By Randolph Charles
On Homecoming Sunday on September 9th, we come home as the full parish community regathers after summer activities. We begin the program year. There is an excitement about seeing each other more often and participating in a fuller offering of activities.
A special treat this year is seeing the progress on our building and renovation project. The new restrooms are open!
On Homecoming Sunday, the schedule for the 10:15 Eucharist will be a little different. Early arrivals for worship are free to greet and talk with others. At 10:05 the bell will ring and the presider will ask for silence, which will provide time for personal prayers and listening to the prelude. The announcements will follow, then worship.
Finally, Homecoming Sunday will mark our commitment to the program year’s theme, “Come and See.” More about this later.
Adult Formation Ministries
The learning groups’ focus is The Way of Love, which builds on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry‘s recent preaching and explores the traditional basics of Christian formation – Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. EfM begins its second year and other ministries continue.
Sunday School and Youth Groups start up and registration is now open. If you haven’t yet registered your family for the new program year, please click here to do so – it only takes a few minutes!
Parish Community Ministries
Café reopens! “Invite Welcome Connect” (a way to invite visitors, welcome newcomers, and incorporate new parishioners) goes public. This new process includes a reorganizing of inviters, greeters, and mentors. Other ministries continue.
Serving others in the spirit of Jesus’ servanthood is year-round ministry.
The choir will be back to full strength after an excellent offering by our summer choir. Acolytes and liturgical ministers will also return to full schedule. The Altar Guild, Flower Guild, and ushers are on year-round.