Hi, friends! You’ll have to forgive the hodge-podge nature of my narrative this week. There is just so much happening, I don’t know where to begin (or end). We are ramped-up for fall, and there are some amazing things taking place in the life of our congregation. Here’s a sampling:
There’s Easter. There’s Christmas. There’s U2. As far as the Holy Covenant calendar is concerned, there are no higher holy days in our life than this tremendous troika. While I have never experienced anything quite like it, I am quite excited to be a part of this year’s festivities. For a long time, I have believed that all imagination and creativity are sparked from God’s imagination and creativity. You don’t have to look to hard to see pieces of the divine in much of our pop culture … and I don’t think that is an accident. God’s grace is abundant, and it overflows from us all. Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry pour it into their music in a way that makes the long-argued rift between the sacred and the secular seem quite silly. Jesus shows up in U2′s music, and I hope you – and everybody you can convince – will be there to hear it for yourself this Sunday at 11:15a and 7p. If ever there was a service to invite your neighbors, coworkers and family to that captures the essence of Holy Covenant and what is great about faith in God: this is it.
Service Project for the Night Ministry
Thanks to everyone who has dropped off supplies for our upcoming project to help the Night Ministry. Please keep ‘em coming! We will be happy to take donations up to Friday at 5p. If possible, please drop off items in bulk form … half the fun in doing this project will be working together on Sunday morning. Don’t have the time to go shopping but still want help? You can make a cash donation toward our bulk purchases.
Welcome Nora Kahn!
The newest member of our staff is Seminary Intern Nora Kahn. That name might sound familiar to you, and that is because Nora has been attending Holy Covenant for a while now. We are excited to have her in this new role and I am delighted already by the insight and perspective she has brought to our team. I know many of you have already welcomed her, but please be sure to introduce yourselves (again, possibly) over cake in the gallery after worship Sunday afternoon and evening. Please be sure to wear your nametag to help Nora learn who you are (and me, too actually). Watch this space for a note from her next week.
Still Time to Join Small Groups
Rebecca has done a marvelous job of assembling a wide variety of groups for you to participate in with an amazing cadre of leaders. Please consider becoming a part of a few … I don’t think you will regret it.
There’s even more (still) on the side of this page. Whew. Needless to day, no matter where your week takes you, chances are it will lead to something with Holy Covenant. And thank God for that!
See you soon!