School is now in session and our Preschool is up and running. Taking a tour of the classrooms and meeting the teachers and students help me realize how special this ministry is. The parents spoke very highly of our program and had so many good things to say about the Director, Sarah Schebel, and her teaching staff. I believe this program is regaining the acclaim it once had, and under Sarah’s leadership, should continue to grow.
Another special experience for me this week was to be a part of the Wednesday summer prayer group. They conducted a beautiful prayer worship service before sitting down together with snacks, beverages, and a delicious potluck dinner. The worship, food, and conversation were very special. I kept thinking that our small gathering must have been like many of those done during Jesus’ time.
We have so many special small groups that get together in God’s name to pray and enjoy the company of each other. What a blessing this church is. I hope each of you have an opportunity to participate in the many ministries we offer.
A note about Vestry activity: The Vestry has approved the formation of a Finance Committee, with the objectives of increasing budget transparency and communication to the congregation, and to make initial recommendations to the Vestry on the formation of the budget for the coming year.
Please remember that the Vestry meetings are open to anyone, but the Bylaws state that visitors do not have voice or vote. We welcome any and all who are interested.
I look forward to worshiping with you. May God bless you and the wonderful church he has given us.
Doug Francis, Senior Warden