July Blessings and Milestones
Sunday, July 12 will be a HUGE Day of Blessings here at St. Paul’s. In addition to the regularly scheduled Second Sunday Birthday and Anniversary Blessings, we will also be blessing the Youth before they leave for the National Youth Gathering in Detroit.
AND…we will be blessing those among us who have already…or will this year…retire. (Yes! There is a blessing for you!)
AND…we will be blessing those among us who will be empty-nesters come August. We will recognize the change coming to your household and meet you where you will be with a blessing that day as well a prayer to take home with you that you might continue to seek God’s guidance through this milestone of your life.
AND after worship that day…there will be a Family Milestone Workshop with the focus on Celebrations and Rootedness!
Family Milestone Workshop
Focus: Celebrations and Rootedness – Faith in the Home
Date: Sunday, July 12…right AFTER second service that day.
Meal: SUDS & SPUDS!!! (Root beer and baked potatoes!)
All families of the church are invited to attend this exciting event. After worship is over, we will pop up the tables and have a “fun” meal together. We will spend some time in honest discussion about how we as parents boldly…or in many cases…timidly teach faith in our homes.
I don’t know how it is for you all, but quite frankly even in my home...the biggest issue is: WHEN and HOW do we make time to do that? And how do we do that in a “mixed” faith/religion home?
Come not just for the discussion…but for practical conversation about how to claim that parental role/responsibility. AH…but this is not all “preachy-teachy” discussion…each family will make a Prayer Cube (or two) to take home and use.
Prayer Cubes??? Yep. One for mealtime prayers…the other for bedtime prayers. Hey – it’s one thing to get your family started in practicing faith at home!
The meal will be kid-friendly…baked potatoes with various toppings to choose from. Yes. There will be cheese!!! And chili!! And, of course, Root Beer!
Look for the bulletin inserts in the month of June to sign up your family as we will need a head count. We don’t want to be short-spudded that day!
See you then!