The Pilgrim - January 15, 2017
Sunday Celebration Notes
Celebrating God's Love Every Sunday at 10 am
Dear First Church Community,
What a wonderful start to a new year!
We have had two robust weekends in 2017: first, our inaugural Brunch Church service (spiritually fulfilling and delicious) and our Epiphany Sunday when we celebrated the gifts of the Magi and acknowledged the gifts of our community to the Preserving Our Legacy capital campaign.
Now, we gather to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, parading on Saturday and having a special service of recognition on Sunday, with words and music that help us keep alive the salience and significance of Dr. King’s life and ministry of justice.
Starting a new year is a blessing; I always enjoy cracking open a new calendar and thinking about the year ahead. For First Church, this year holds both time-honored traditions and new ways of "being church" to serve the world with compassion. A few dates you may wish to save are listed here; life can get busy and I know that you will not want to miss some of the upcoming opportunities to deepen your faith life, connect with the community for fun and friendship, and make a contribution to the well-being of our neighbors. Of course, there are many other activities and regularly scheduled events that occur on our church calendar and many more important events will continue to appear as our boards begin their 2017 planning. May our year ahead be blessed, and may your 2017 be filled with peace!
The Rev. Elena Larssen