It was another great day at Central on Sunday. Worship included a beautiful and moving anthem to end the choir season. We are grateful for the hard work of all the choir members, led by Danielle Hartman and Keith Mikesell. The choir will have a break for most of the summer.
Thank you to all who stayed for the congregational meeting -- which was a lot of you! We approved a budget and a slate of nominees to serve in the 2017-18 year. A lot of work goes into preparing both of those items. Kudos to the Finance team, led by Bill Singer, and the Nominating committee, led by Bethany Lowery.
And wasn't it a wonderful picnic? Jon and Dawn Barnes, our new Community team leaders, did a great job on their debut event, and the weather cooperated wonderfully.
This coming week our new office temp will begin two weeks of training with Sandy Heidenreich, whose last day will be June 30. We look forward to welcoming Jane Slattery. During this time of transition, Jane will work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays and Fridays the office will be staffed by church members. We plan to close the office at noon on Fridays.
If you were in worship on Sunday, you noticed a few changes we've made for the summer. If you missed, here's a hint of what to expect:
- we are invited to name aloud our joys and concerns during our time of community prayer
- we are singing the words of institution responsively
- we are bringing our offering forward and placing it in baskets on the table as we come forward for communion
- we are passing the peace at the end of the service
This Sunday as we continue looking around at creation, our theme is "Sky." What do you see when you look at the sky?
Hope to see you when I look around the sanctuary on Sunday!