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Looking Toward Sunday, October 7, 2018

This week we celebrate World Communion Sunday, a reminder that we are we are an interconnected family of believers from every point of the globe, and even when we cannot see one another, every time we break bread at the communion table, it is with God’s children from East, West, North, and South.

The Mission, Worship, and Christian Education Teams have worked together to provide a new opportunity for learning, engagement, and worship this year. Our focus for World Communion will be on indigenous peoples, with special attention to Native Americans and the PCUSA’s renewing commitment to walk alongside our Native American sister churches. Judy Wellington, a denominational leader and Akilmel O’odham (Pima) and Dakota (Sioux) Indian will join us in the sanctuary as well as teach a class at 9:45am.

As we prepare to celebrate God’s children who first walked on, loved, and cared for the land where our church sits, I invite you to prepare your hearts with these two hymns Abide with Me, a Cherokee Hymn, and the Creek Hymn, Heleluyan, which we’ll sing this Sunday.

Until I see you on Sunday, may you receive this Cherokee blessing: “May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.”