Prayers and Blessings,
I hope this letter finds you all well. The Strawberry Festival is upon us; this is Troy’s official event to start the summer season. The children are either done with school for the year or pretty close to it. There are some important things that I want to share with you all. For the first time, there will be a large community worship event on Sunday, June 3, at 10 a.m., called Declare on the Square. This is an ecumenical worship service, and all are welcome to attend; just bring a lawn chair. Council and I have decided that, due to this and parking issues, we will not hold church that Sunday at St. John’s. Instead, we will worship with the community. The following Sunday, June 10, we will begin summer worship hours. Service will start at 9:30 a.m. from June 10 until after Labor Day.
In addition, Council and I have been discussing the church’s need to have a clear Mission and Vision so that we can conduct ministry more efficiently and in a manner that works with our church’s strengths. At our last Council meeting, we decided to open up this work to the congregation. We feel that it is incredibly important that the whole church work on this together. Therefore, on June 10, after service we are inviting everyone to bring in a brunch type of food and help us brainstorm as to what we believe the church’s Mission and Vision should be. The meeting will last an hour. I am hopeful that many of you will turnout for this brainstorming session so that we are all able to work toward shared goals and hopes for the church.
Finally, I want to thank everyone for their continued work and support of our church and its ministries. Though our congregation is small, we are still capable of making our church and our neighborhood a great place.
Yours in Christ,