This Sunday’s message, “The Weight of Words,” reminds us that the language we use to express our thoughts is powerful. When we gather to worship we seek to find words to express our thanks to God, articulate our needs to God, and celebrate the joy of Christian fellowship.
Celebrate which means to rejoice, show happiness at something, praise something is an appropriate word for us to consider. We have many things to celebrate here at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church:
In August our church family hosted a great celebration, a block party for our community, welcoming our neighbors with music, free food, games, and fun. Thanks to all who served!
Our personnel team of the Servant Leadership Board and music staff celebrates the addition of new staff: Elizabeth Hickerson, the new director of Joy Singers and two new choral scholars to the Cathedral Choir. In addition, we welcome Christopher Schaljo, our new Worship Leader /Producer for Worship @ 11. Christopher will also serve as our new hand bell director for the Carillon Choir. He will be introduced on Sunday, September 13. Thanks to all who served on the interview team and participated the nights of the auditions.
We celebrate our mentoring relationship with Rothenburg Preparatory Academy in Over-the-Rhine. Forty mentors from our church family have been tutoring these at-risk children, most of them beginning with second grade students who are now in fifth or sixth grade. Each mentor is paired with one student for 45 – 50 minutes once per week. We are praying for another group of mentors to begin with this year’s second graders. Please contact Sarah Putnam for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we gather for worship we will celebrate both the life-giving power of the Word of God and the strengthening power of the Table of Christ as we celebrate Holy Communion as God’s family.
I look forward to celebrating the Lord’s Day with you this weekend!