I’d like to begin by quoting the Libby Roderick lyrics I sang at the beginning of last Sunday’s sermon:
How could anyone ever tell you, you were anything less than beautiful?
How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole?
How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle?
How deeply you’re connected to my soul.
As I preached Sunday morning, my heartfelt prayer is that we’ll all know how deeply we are loved—and that we will share this love with everyone else in our lives. You can read the full text of my sermon on our website atwww.cpcchurch.org.
Pastor’s Vacation: Beginning this Saturday, 8/11, I’ll be away on vacation for a week and a half (returning 8/22). In the case of a pastoral emergency, you may call me on my cell phone at 301-404-0893. Otherwise, please contact Kimberly Durham Bates, Church Administrator, at 202-363-8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and she’ll refer you to the appropriate lay leader.
Guest Preachers: While I’m away, Mike Durst, CPC member and UCC ministerial candidate, and Rev. Gordon Forbes, retired Senior Minister of Westmoreland UCC, will preach on 8/12 and 8/19. I’m sorry to miss each of their sermons, and I know you’ll give them a warm welcome in my absence!
Upcoming Events: As I said in my last Pastor’s Page, we have a wonderful fall calendar of activities planned. Please note the following dates for the first three big events of the season:
9/9: Sunday School Teacher Training (12-2); email@example.com
9/9: Unity Walk (1:30-5); we’ll gather after worship to walk and visit our
neighbors in faith around Cleveland Park. Register atwww.unitywalk.org.
9/16: Harvest Luncheon; the Deacons will host lunch for everyone after worship.
August Birthdays: From now on, I plan to include a monthly list of birthdays in my Pastor’s Page. Along with the birthday cards sent out by Barbara Goff, it’s one more way for us to stay connected with each other (and that’s what we’re all about…!).
1 – Jim Goff
2 – Pat Lindsey
3 – Rosemary Peters, Susan Bambach
5 – Georgiana Mora, Julie Maner
7 – Miriam Collins
10 – Sherill Sanger
18 – Andrew Sanger
27 – Dorothy Mora
Blessings to you and yours,