“With God all things are possible!”
Wow, what a fun and busy summer it has been. Once again St. Paul's was blessed to be able to host the week-long Vacation Bible School. We run a unique program because it is a daytime program. Many churches now host an evening program because that is when volunteers are available. We owe a large thanks to everyone who helps makes this unique program possible. Our youth are instrumental to this volunteer pool- a special thanks as well to those younger folks who were able to help.
We were able to host the second annual Peach Festival in the pavilion, and despite the Sunday afternoon event time, we again saw a great turnout and we enjoyed entertainment from the Silver Hill String Band. Thanks to everyone who supported this fun, family-friendly event . Special thanks s to the Heyser family for generously supplying peaches for baking, peaches for sale , and making a generous contribution of baked goods for sale. Because the event falls right at the end of VBS, we are able to enjoy the outdoor games and the tractor ride that are held over from VBS. The evangelism committee will work to expand this event next year to a true community outreach event.
We enjoyed hearing from the youth who attended the gathering in Houston as they led worship August 16 and August 19. As I write this, we are days away from the annual Corn Roast. A special thanks to the Men's Brotherhood and to the many members of the congregation who help make this a fun, traditional event for our church family. I expect that we will have a great event again this year. All of these events show that we have the talent and energy to reach our surrounding community and be the welcoming, traditional church that we want to be.
In order to help us become that vibrant community, we will sponsor a new version of Rally Sunday on September 9th. This will be a chance to enroll for Sunday school and for us to showcase our numerous ministries and groups to each other and to the community. If you have been curious about music ministry, helping with worship, outreach or service ministries, I hope you will plan to attend after one of the two Sunday services on September 9th.
God Bless and I hope to see you on Sunday,