It was nice to take a few days off toward the end of August. I decided to do what apparently many are doing during this COVID season – I cleaned and organized. It was quite therapeutic – refreshing and comforting. Thank you for those days away. As August rolled into September, the dog days of summer reminded us that the season of fall is coming soon. That too will be refreshing as we enjoy familiar milestones.
September is the month we work out in the community, doing good works with God’s Work, Our Hands. God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday will be the 13th. We will help out at Watson Station. Additionally, families can sign up to help seniors with yard work. Watson Station will be expecting us on the 13th. The yard work help need not take place only on the 13th.
We also celebrate the return of Sunday school and confirmation class in September. This year, Rally Sunday and the blessing of the backpack charms will be September 20th. Sunday school teachers, public school teachers, paraprofessionals, and substitutes will be recognized and blessed too.
As the current confirmation class begins year two, there are seven youth to be confirmed. The seven youth who were to be confirmed in May will be confirmed at 9am on September 13th. The 9am time will allow the youth, family and friends to have first seating in the sanctuary. The remaining sanctuary seating and fellowship hall seating can then be filled in. The confirmation will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page and on our new website – www.stpaulmovalley.org .
May you be invigorated by cooler temperatures this month and may you be refreshed, comforted by the familiar.
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.” –2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
To God be the Glory,