I Have NOT Been Hacked!

I have not been hacked, at least not technically. My email and my phone number are secure. But it would seem that scammers have made the pastor/parishioner connection between me and many of you. My phone number and email address are listed on the back of the bulletin. If you get a message that claims to be from me but doesn’t come from that email or that phone number, then it isn’t me. If you have questions, please call, text, or email me. (At the number and address listed on the back of the bulletin.)

Voices: Keep Going

“If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going; if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going.” — Harriet Tubman [1]

[1] Harriet Tubman as quoted in David P. Gushee and Colin Holtz, Moral Leadership for a Divided Age: Fourteen People Who Dared to Change Our World (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2018), Kindle, 105.

LGBTQ Inclusion Meeting Tonight

Following the book study, God and the Gay Christian, Amy Westfahl and David Procter will lead a series of meetings this fall on helping us make our church more welcoming to LGBTQ+ and other marginalized groups. Our first meeting will be tonight, September 7, at 7 p.m. At this meeting we are excited to welcome Dr. Seth Dills from K-State’s LGBT Resource Center. Dr. Dills will share an overview of LGBTQ+ terminology, concepts, affirming approaches, and allyship, and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. All are welcome! We hope to see you on September 7. If you have any questions, you can contact either Amy (amy.westfahl@gmail.com) or Dave (dprocter@ksu.edu).

Willing Workers Luncheon

From Anna Kozak:

On September 7, the Willing Workers will be having their NOON potluck luncheon. Our District Superintendent, Rev. Jenny Collins, will be the guest speaker. She will be sharing her past experiences and giving us highlights of the Annual Conference. Please bring a dish and join us for lunch and hear Rev. Jenny Collins. If you have any questions, call Kay Lewis at 785-539-3633.

Wednesday Nights Are Back Next Week!

Here’s the schedule for Wednesdays, starting September 6, 2023:

  • Adult Choir Practice — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday Night Meals — 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Outreach Food Drive — 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Children’s Choir Practice — 6 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Bible Study with Jenny Hutchinson — 6:15 to 7 p.m.
  • WOW (3 years to 2nd grade) — 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Worshipers (3rd grade and above) — 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Collegiate Bible Study with Michael Paddock — 7 – 8 p.m.

COVID-19 Notice

We received notice today that one of our youth who attended worship this past Sunday has tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep this in mind if you or someone in your family develops symptoms that might indicate COVID-19. As always, please feel free to wear a mask in worship or to worship from home if you feel more comfortable doing so.