This coming Sunday September 18 during the education hour (9:00 am) I would like to take some time for us to get to know each other. There are a couple of reasons for this. I am new here and I don’t know any of you. The better I get to know you, the better I will be able to serve you with sermons and educational offerings tailored to your needs. And I want you to feel like you can trust me if you should need to talk to someone during a difficult time. Hopefully, the better you know me – who I am and where I came from – that trust will be strengthened. I think we will all benefit from this process. This Sunday will just be the beginning. I have four questions I want us to consider:
What do I want you to know about me?
What do you want to know about me?
What do you want me to know about you?
What do I want to know about you?
We’ll take several weeks to consider these. (There will be a break on September 25 and October 2 because I am going to Vermont to visit my daughter and her family – a trip that was planned even before the end of my internship.) Come join us for some thoughtful conversation. This week, I’ll bring the doughnuts!
If anyone would like a pastoral visit, or knows someone who might like a pastoral visit, please call the church and leave a message at 817-370-7427 or email email@example.com. I can bring communion to those who are unable to attend church in person. I’m also open to having coffee or lunch with anyone who might want to have a conversation with me. (I would pay for my own meal.)
This Sunday’s Gospel reading is a difficult one. I’ve had to do some careful study to understand it. Come join us and see what I have come up with!