From the Pastor


This month’s PresbyPress is packed with opportunities for you and your household as we begin the new church year. Take some time to make some plans for learning to follow faithfully, whether new or tried and true.

Our theme for the year is God’s Positioning System: Journeying in Faith. We’ll begin with a focus on Moses and the exodus, learning from the wilderness journey of God’s people what it means to get our own bearings and how to follow God’s lead in times of stress or change. There are many ways to calibrate your GPS from Sunday’s usual offerings to new opportunities at other times of the week. Adults can dig deep into the story of Moses and the Exodus on Sunday mornings at 9:15 with David Zaiser leading a study by Adam Hamilton. If midweek is better for you, Mary Maleski (evenings) and I (daytime) will be leading Bible studies on Thursdays this fall (details on p. 4). Children and youth will have ample opportunities from Sunday school at 9:15 on the 1st and 2nd Sundays with a new opportunity for music exploration on 3rd Sundays with our Kids Music Director, Julia Henry. Kids Club begins September 18, providing deeper learning for ‘our’ kids, and the only engagement with a faith community many of our neighborhood kids will have.

Worship opportunities expand this year with the addition of Messy Church on 4th Sundays in the evening. Read more on page 6. Not only for families with children, Messy Church is an opportunity for folks of every age to worship in ways which value creativity, hospitality and celebration. We’ll continue with Interactive Worship at 10:30 worship, but celebrate it on 5th Sundays instead of 4th (see Tom’s article at p. 6).

This is just a small taste of the many ways we can find God’s direction for our lives this fall. See you on Celebration Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 10:30am for worship and following for our picnic.

Forward in faith,




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