Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the lovely autumn weather we’re having. I feel like we only had a month of summer and now it’s over. That said, it does feel like things are starting to slow down, which gives us all a chance to catch our breath.

All of our regular gatherings are happening this week and you can find out more about all of them in the Announcements below. I do want to remind you that we’ll be having our second Being Reformed class in the Annex this Sunday, August 20th. This week I’ll be teaching about why we worship the way we do and what guides that order of worship and our common life together. Even if you didn’t make the first session, consider joining us as we look at what it means to be a part of the Reformed tradition.

This Sunday, we’ll also continue on our journey through the history of the church. Join us at 10:00am as we explore what took place between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. We’ll also be singing a few familiar hymns that come from that period.

This coming week, I’ll be teaching the first of a two-part series on Mormonism in our Wednesday Bible Study. In part one, I’ll offer an overview of the religion as I have thus far in our summer series. In part two, however, we’ll be watching the South Park episode on Mormonism, followed by a discussion. We’ve also invited a special guest to share about her experience growing up in the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Finally, don’t forget to get your tickets for Jim Walker’s one man show–Peter the Rock–happening this Saturday at Lake City Arts. And that sums it up for this week.

Here are your announcements for the week ahead:

Being Reformed
The second half of our “Being Reformed” class will be offered this Sunday, August 20th from 8:30am to 9:30am in the Annex. This week, we’ll cover Presbyterian worship and polity.

Trail Hikers Meal
Join us tonight, Sunday, August 20th for our 7th Trail Hiker Meal in the Presbyterian Annex from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. This Sunday’s theme is Ham Brunch and St. James Episcopal will be hosting this week. But it’s up to the rest of us to bring our favorite breakfast/brunch sides and sweets to make this meal complete. Only two more hiker meals left, so if you haven’t participated, time is running out. 

Games Up Here
We are playing board games this Monday, August 21st from 7:00pm until 9:00pm in the Presbyterian Annex. 

Wednesday Bible Study 
Join us this Wednesday, August 23rd from 5:00pm until 6:30pm in the Presbyterian Annex for our ninth session on world religion. This week we’ll be looking at the Church of Latter Day Saints. This will be week one of a two part series on Mormons. 

Gold Hill
Join us on Saturday, August 26th for our first ever evening Gold Hill gathering. This year, we’re also inviting all of the Lake City churches to join us. We’ll meet at 5:00pm at Gold Hill for a fellowship and food (provided) before we have a time of worship. If it’s raining, the gathering is cancelled. 

And here are your links for the week:

Summer Community Worship Service:

Wednesday Bible Study