Dear Creator Family,
Welcome to a new season (sort of) of life together. This Sunday, the 14th in the long “green” season of Pentecost, we will return to the 8:00 and 10:30 service schedule. Christian Education resumes at 9:30 with the last four sessions of Sacred Ground, with a new topic and class starting in October. Please stay tuned – and make your ideas and suggestions known! We also look forward to our annual Advent learning, currently in the works – (so if you have a suggestion let me know!).
Continuing the long list of repairs and maintenance items that seem to pre-date the pandemic, we are making some encouraging progress! In about two weeks, we will break ground to repair the heater pipe, with some considerable preparation going on before that. We have had to delay the repair to the concrete sidewalk at the foot of the steps but are looking for suggestions on how we can “transition” from pallets to a more pleasing, passable, and safe walkway for the months ahead. What would you do if this were your property?
Another exciting improvement involves the inside of our Parish Hall, now much cleaner and more ready for groups and gatherings. This week we are scheduled to receive our three new sofas for the Parish Hall. After so many cancellations by the furniture company, we are cautiously hopeful! We have contacted Carousel Signs to put up our parish sign by the road this month. Having waited for the Route 360 widening to take place, we have decided to proceed as it seems a never-ending delay.
Our Parish Hall and Church are cleaner and neater than they have been in years, giving new life to old familiar spaces and a fresh welcome for our congregation and the various groups that use the building during the week. Since we are turning back the tide of years and are a smaller group these days, it does take regular attention – like your house. The “to-do” list is posted in the Parish Hall so you may consult and contribute and day/time that suits you. There are large and small jobs, some “take home” jobs and some very easy and quick. Please consider yourself part of the many hands making work light. Our second clean-up and care day will be November 12th, the last before the holidays and our annual bishop’s visitation.
I’m excited to welcome you back to Creator this fall – to worship and fellowship, to service and sharing life together in Christ. As our new Communion reception practice is effective this Sunday, I have reprinted the details in an article below. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me and we can address them all.
Peace in Christ,
Father Bill Burk†