Outdoor Worship and Church Picnic July 30

We will be meeting for worship in our outdoor chapel.  Same time, 10am, different place.  Following worship we will share lunch together.  We’ll be grilling hamburgers, brats and hot dogs.  Please bring a side dish and/or a dessert to share.

Vacation Bible School

“Back to the Farm: Celebrating God’s Good Earth” is the theme for this summer’s VBS that will be held August 1-4th 9:00-11:30 am.  Registration forms and helper sign-ups are on the table in the narthex by the front door.  Cost: on or before July 1st: $30/child $60/family.   This fun and laid back VBS program has lots of room for creativity and relationship building with our kids.  (email Heidi Greider at with your questions or offers of help.)

 Summer Reading and Prayer Group

In these highly charged and polarizing times in our national politics, the Church is not immune from the fray, but like the culture at large finds itself deeply divided.  In his book Earth and Altar: The Community of Prayer in a Self-Bound Society, Eugene Peterson invites the church to pray its way through this division. Furthermore he suggests 11 prayers in the Psalms to guide us on this journey.

We continue to meet at 7:30 am at the Church on Wednesday mornings (May 31st – August 9th  , 7:30-9:00 am) to pray the psalm for that day and discuss the chapter in Peterson’s book.  Used copies of Peterson’s book (which is out of print)  can be purchased through on line book distributors. Weekly chapter assignments are also printed and are available in the narthex each week.