It is hard to believe that summer is over and the school year has begun. We will be taking the rest of the school supplies to the school in a couple of weeks, the last load of supplies were taken to the school last Tuesday. I know that they will be used and are greatly appreciated. The sports season has already begun, so if you are interested in watching and supporting our local athletes there are several opportunities to do so. I was surprised at the number of athletic events that were held the last week of August. While driving in town be watchful for the students coming and going to and from school, especially around the school building.
I will be in Iowa for school on September 14th and 15th, and traveling back on Sunday, September 16th. Right after that I am taking a week of vacation starting on Monday, September 17th through Monday, September 24th. My son, Bruce is getting married that Saturday and I will be tied up with all the activities that are related to a wedding. DeEtta will graciously fill the pulpit for the two Sundays I will be gone.
We will be starting our Bible (Book) Study, “Revival” by Adam Hamilton, on Wednesday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. at the church, so if you are interested please let me or DeEtta know so we can make sure we have enough books. The books come in both regular and large print for you to choose from. The stud looks very interesting and everyone enjoyed last year’s Bible (Book) Study.
Pasty sale is on the horizon in October, actually October 18th and 19th with the night before to peel potatoes and making the crust. We know that it is a lot of work, but at the same time we have a great time. Mark your calendars so the dates are saved. I also encourage you to ask family and friends to join with us on these days for we love sharing the fellowship with others. I truly believe in the saying, “The more the merrier.” I am looking forward to it and I hope you are too.
As we enter September, we look around to see what we should get done before winter arrives, but it is important that we take time to enjoy God’s gift of the cooler weather and the beauty of the changing colors. Our days are getting shorter as a reminder we are never sure of the date when fall will be over and winter will begin. If you are like me, you still have a list of jobs you want to get done before winter, but remember to pace yourself so you can enjoy the fall, both the scenery and the weather. Don’t forget to join your church family for worship on Sunday when you are home and if you have family visiting bring them too.
Remember you can share God’s love with others with a simple smile. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. God Bless each of you. He is always only a prayer away.
Pastor Mary Lou
Sundays 9:30 AM
1st Sunday of each Month
For Children 9:30 AM
Children begin in the santuary upstairs and leave after the children's sermon.
Please call us at 218-741-1614 or fill out our contact form.
Gilbert Community Church United Methodist
202 W Wisconsin Ave
Gilbert, MN 55741