Posts from September 2019

Posts from September 2019

Ministry Together

This coming Sunday is World Communion Sunday, the day we gather with other (but certainly not All) churches around the world to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. At our church we will also have a congregational meeting to elect elders to serve in the class of 2022, and we will elect five persons to serve on the 2020 nominating committee. In addition, we will be lining up…

Wheeling and Dealing for Jesus 

This past Sunday we examined the parable of the shrewd manager (steward), and even after reading the commentaries and preaching on the text, I am still not sure what Jesus was teaching with this story. I do know talk of money, especially when it involves wheeling and dealing makes some folks in church uncomfortable. I wonder if even those of us who are good and faithful…

Responding to the Hurricane

In response to Hurricane Dorian, offerings collected during our 9:00 Faith Formation classes from September through December will go to PDA hurricane relief. We had a special offering yesterday in worship and our generous congregation gave $4,045.00 which will go directly to PDA. In addition some of our members gave directly to PDA’s website. Helping local hurricane…

Hurricane Dorian Leaves Winds of Gratitude

I hope you all survived the storm without too much damage. I think it is safe to say that even though there has been a LOT of minor wind and water damage, and many of us are exhausted from the hard work of cleaning up after the storm, we have much to be grateful for. The question now is “How do we show our gratitude?” Certainly we offer prayers of gratitude on our own…

Faith Formation for All Ages

I am holding the fancy brightly colored handout Gloria has just printed out listing all the MANY faith formation opportunities Palmetto is offering for fall beginning this coming Sunday, September 8th. There is literally something for all ages during different days and times on Sunday and throughout the week. This brightly colored handout is more than just an attractive…