A Cool Wind Is Blowing
It is so wonderful to have a change in the weather, as days get breezy and nights get cool. After a long, hot, summer full of despair, it is easier to sit outside these days and feel something like HOPE again. Let me encourage you to take some time to take a walk in your neighborhood or drive over to the church and walk the Labyrinth. As you walk, practice breathing deeply to relax and center yourself in the presence of God’s creation. Use your steps to offer prayers of thanksgiving for bringing us all this far. And as you pray, remember the one million people world-wide and the 200,000 people across our nation who have died from COVID 19 in the past nine months – pray for their families and friends. Pray for comfort and peace.
TWO Special Worship Opportunities
This Sunday, October 4, is World Communion Sunday. You are invited to join us in the church parking lot for a Tailgate Communion! Here’s the way it will work – arrive at the church parking lot just before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. You will be guided to park every other space! Mask up and roll down your windows or step out of your car but stay in your parking space. Visit with church friends in the other parking spaces, distanced from you by empty spaces. Elders will circulate, along with Pastor Jack and our intern, Kimbol, visiting with each carload one at a time. When everyone is finished visiting, approximately 11:30 a.m., drive home, get online and watch the Communion liturgy service posted on our website and on our Facebook page. For fun, find some fabric, a flag, or print out a flag from another nation, put it on your windshield and celebrate World Communion! Remember to bring food to donate to Lake Travis Crisis Ministries!
The next Sunday, October 11, our worship service will be a special service of readings, prayers, and music offered in celebration. I will be on vacation, but Austin Bradley and Kimbol Soques will be leading a cadre of musicians to lift your spirits and lead your prayers. That service can be viewed in the normal ways, on our website or on our Facebook page, Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.