Sunday, August 25, 2013

August 25 Sunday Morning Highlights

Book Group, Thursday, August 29: "We are now approaching the heart of the four gospels, the dense and complex center of their world of meaning." And so begins chapter 8 which we will be discussing-along with chapter 9-at our next book meeting. All are welcome. The book we'll be discussing is How God Became King by N.T. Wright. Join the group for some lively discussion about a fascinating book.

Presbyterian Women’s Association Meeting: Everyone is invited to the Association Meeting, Tuesday, September 3, at 9:30 am, for an overview presented by Rev. Linda Herron of the upcoming Bible Study, An abiding Hope: The Presence of God in Exodus and Deuteronomy. The Bible Study Circles will meet on Sunday, September 15, after worship, and Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30 am.

Everyone is Invited: Please come to McPhail Hall after worship on Sunday, September 8, for a 100th birthday celebration for George McDowell.

New Unbinding Class, Unbinding Our Souls: Pastor Jon will teach a new 6 week Unbinding class for 30 people on Sunday, September 8 at 4 pm in the Session Room. If you have participated in a previous Unbinding group and want more, speak to Pastor Jon to get your new book. (On the other hand, if you have not had an Unbinding experience and want one, speak to Pastor Jon about starting with a new group for first timers.) The unbinding experience has led us to a more positive outlook, led to a greater sense of community, and a greater sharing of our hearts with one another. We look forward to the work of the Holy Spirit as we continue unbinding our souls.

Presbyterian Youth Fellowship (PYF) Kick-off: Youth 6th to 12th grade are invited to the first fall meeting, Sunday, September 8, 5-6:30 pm. Come play Minutes to Wins It.

St. John’s Breakfast, September 14: Please come at 8 am for breakfast. At 8:30 Rev. David Wells will be our speaker. David is one of our chaplains at the Houston Ship Channel. He will enlighten us on caroling in December (two different Saturday nights in December), Christmas boxes, DVD donations, and the possibility of taking a group out to the ship channel and bringing goodies (cookies, fruit trays, cheese and crackers, etc.) The seafarers love time with people other than the crews they work with every day. We would love to see you on the 14th (second Sunday) and bring as many friends as you like.

Become Part of our Worship Service: The Worship Committee is looking for KIND Souls to great and usher in October, November, December and January. A sign-up sheet will be available next Sunday.