On Saturday, June 9: a Yard clean-up beginning at 9 a.m. Although our sexton Sheward is doing a fine job keeping the grass well-trimmed, the beds could use some attention! As you may recall, the Bible begins and ends in well-tended gardens. Our goal is not biblical perfection, but help clearing away some of the weeds. Come by as you are able, and do what you can; feel free to bring your gloves and favorite weeding tools with you.
Also on Saturday, June 9: Kayla Bryan's Senior Violin Recital, 7 p.m. Kayla and some musician/friends have prepared works for violin, piano and cello by a variety of composers. One of the joys of life at Christ Church is the gift of music from our young virtuosos. There will be a free-will offering for the Cove Center for Grieving Children.
Sunday morning, June 10 will include celebrations and recognitions as our Sunday School concludes its academic year, and our Choir concludes their season in the balcony. The ECW will honor two long-serving parishioners with their "Pearl of Great Price" award. Our latest group of confirmands will be introduced and take some leadership roles in worship. We will give thanks for, and to, the Choir for their inspiring music this season; you won't want to miss what they preparing for this Sunday!
We will also give thanks for our Sunday School teachers and mentors, and for the children in their care. Although this Sunday will conclude their academic year and Sunday morning gatherings until September, Vacation Bible School is on the horizon. "Shipwrecked -- Rescued by Jesus" is the theme for five mornings of fun, Bible stories, songs, and, oh yes, snacks -- July 8-13.
Following the 10 a.m. service, our celebrations will move to the Annual Parish Picnic in our, by then well-tended, backyard. The InReach Committee is seeing to the hamburgers and hot dogs, beverages and paper goods; please bring a side-dish or dessert to share. I'm sure they would also welcome your help with setting up before, serving during, and cleaning up afterwards.
At the picnic we will also get to see the progress Mark and his crew of scouts have made on his Eagle Scout project: New picnic tables and places to put them.
We have a lot to celebrate in the coming days; I hope to see you on Sunday!
In faith, hope and love,
p.s.: A Correction from last week -- "Whitsunday" was the nickname for Pentecost (not Trinity Sunday) from the days when those being confirmed wore white to their confirmations. Sundays were counted from Whitsunday, i.e. Pentecost; now we count them "after Pentecost."
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