There is a squirrel in the parsonage attic (which is our home, but your house). I’m not having a lot of luck getting rid of it. I scared it off and boarded up the hole, but it chewed its way back in. I’m going to try a number of things to make the attic less attractive to squirrels. The first of which was a rag soaked in apple cider vinegar, the third of which may be strobe light, and the second of which is the playing of loud music whenever we’re not in the house. Any requests for the playlist or suggestions of another solution?
A Service of Death and Resurrection for Arnold Richards will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Jenny and I will officiate. Interment will follow at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. More information at https://bit.ly/2YLnBf3.
Next Sunday Morning, August 18, 2019, we’ll have the blessing the backpacks. All children are invited to bring their backpacks up to the chancel with them during the children’s time. The backpacks, and more importantly, the children they belong to, will be blessed for the new year of school. School personnel are also encouraged to bring their work bags to worship and participate, but even if you don’t, we’ll be praying for you.
We’re changing the way that the names of couples are listed in the church contact directory. Out of concern for any confusion that might arise from today’s sermon, we’re just going to use alphabetical order in future editions. E.g. your pastors will be listed as “Collins, Jennifer and John.”
We’re looking to borrow a camera tripod for the 10:30 worship service tomorrow. You can bring it with you to worship and then take it home with you. Please let me know if you have one available: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A secure dropbox has been installed in the office for tithes, offerings, and payments (e.g. books, coffee, etc.). This dropbox works just like a locking offering plate. You can use an offering envelope or the memo line of your check to designate your gift. Anything undesignated will go into the general fund.
The office hours at the church have been changed, but we’re aware that a lot of you took advantage of the church’s clean “facilities” before and during the parade. Fear not, I’ll be there this afternoon, Thursday, August 1, 2019, in the building or on the grounds watching the procession. And I’ll keep the main doors (the ones to the narthex/lobby) open until at least 5 p.m.
A friendly reminder that tomorrow is church T-shirt/Fair/Jeans Sunday. Feel free to wear an old church t-shirt if you don’t have a new one. You can, of course, wear any shirt on any Sunday (including this one), but tomorrow we’ll wear them together.
At the Church Council meeting this past Sunday, new office hours were approved. Beginning next Monday, July 29, 2019, our office hours will be as follows:
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday
The office will be open (and Pam Simpson plans to be present) over the noon hour.
A clarification: these are the church office hours, not John and Jenny’s working hours. As always, you are welcome to call us on our cell phones anytime. If you need to see us face to face outside of office hours, we’ll be happy to set up a time to meet with you.
Wendy Fielder is resigning to move closer to family in Nebraska. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee has hired Pam Simpson to replace her. To be clear, Wendy Robinson isn’t going anywhere.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019, we’ll be having T-Shirt/Jeans/Fair Sunday to celebrate the new church t-shirts and the start of the fair. Feel free to wear an old church t-shirt if you don’t have a new one. You can, of course, wear any shirt on any Sunday (including this one), but on July 28 we’ll try to wear church t-shirts together.
We have some extra t-shirts in the office (as well as some t-shirts that people forgot to pick up). You can come in during the week or pick one up today.