Can you smell it? The scent of freshly sharpened pencils? Ahhh! As a lifelong nerd, back-to-school supplies make my heart go pitter patter. What a joy – to learn something new, to reunite with old friends and make new ones, to grow and change and build community!
This Sunday marks our Fall Kickoff. It’s time to reorient from summer to the fresh opportunities to gather, praise, and grow. Kickoff Sunday is one of my favorites of the year, as we join together to renew our commitment as children of God to participating in the fullness of God’s community. So, make plans to join us and bring a friend for Sunday School kickoff at 9:45, followed by worship at 11 and our congregational “beach party” lunch.
This Sunday, we launch a new worship series, Faces of Our Faith, in which we’ll explore ordinary (and often overlooked) Old Testament Bible characters who offer extraordinary insights into our faith. This week we start at the beginning with Adam and Eve. In this Sunday’s story, God recognizes that Adam is lonely and needs community. And God makes Eve, using one of Adam’s own ribs as ingredient #1. Together we’ll contemplate what it means that human partnership was necessary from the very beginning and that Adam gave away a part of himself for the formation of his first companion.
- Scripture: Genesis 2:4-7, 15-23
- Sermon: “Faces of Our Faith: Adam and Eve”
Fall Kickoff is like New Years – a chance to make a resolution for fresh commitment to discipleship. Let’s make those promises together. See you Sunday, and may God bless this new beginning,