It’s Rally Sunday this week, with all kinds of good things planned for the day. It’s a new season of Sunday School, and our fourth graders will be receiving their Bibles. There will be cinnamon rolls and fruit for everyone on the patio, and a water slide and games for the kids (bring swimsuits and towels!). The choir will be back, filling the chancel with their smiling faces and the sanctuary with the sounds of beautiful singing.
Out on the patio you can learn more about upcoming events and classes and sign up for this year’s women’s retreat in Santa Barbara. It will fill up for sure, so let us know if you plan to come! In Wesley Hall we will be assembling cleanup and hygiene kits to help with relief from Hurricane Harvey. These are as requested by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, so we’d be glad for any to lend a hand putting them together. We have items for 20 of each and will send them on directly, along with donations as they are received.
This week’s scripture is a speech addressed by God to Moses and his brother Aaron, giving directions for the meal which will become known as Passover. The people of Israel are still enslaved in Egypt, but their deliverance is coming soon. God’s plans will lead them to freedom, though the path ahead will be far from easy. The memory of this night helped sustain the Jewish people over the past three thousand years. We weren’t there for the first Passover, but it has become part of our story nonetheless. The text for Jonathan’s sermon is found in Exodus 12:1-14, “A Meal to Remember.”
After 3rd service we’ll be enjoying Second Sunday Supper with El Pollo Loco chicken, salad, rice and beans, chips and drink, for the suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family. Enjoy a lovely evening and a delicious supper after worship!
See you in worship!