It’s time! Last night a few cars were in the parking lot – of people singing in the choir, of people helping with confirmation, of people passionate about youth ministry. My guess is that it was a small taste of what’s coming. And I am so excited to get the program year started!
This Sunday we have “Promotion Sunday” where children will be celebrated, a few ministries will be highlighted, and the multi-generational community of Eden Prairie Church will eat together and play together. Join us for worship at 10 a.m. as we launch a new series of messages called “The Voyage,” where we will explore the great adventure that God wants our faith to be. After worship there will be a voyage to embark on around the church (weather permitting, some outside) to get your passport stamped at different ports of call by “playing,” eat some great food (walking tacos, root beer floats, etc.) and reconnect with people. Plan to stay for the fun (the Vikings don’t start until noon, so that gives you fans a little time for an adventure)!
While you’re here on Sunday, or via email, sign up for dinner for your family for the first Wednesday Night Live (WNL) Sept. 11 at 5:45 p.m. On the menu will be ribs and chicken, as well as a community who really loves to be together. After dinner you can sing in the choir, join a small group for Grades 3 – 4 (Roots), Grades 5 – 7 (Holy Club), Confirmation families, or post confirmation youth (Higher Ground). It’s always an option for you to just hang out and build relationships, help with clean up, or head home after dinner. Whoever you are, there’s a place for you at WNL!
I’m sure there will be some faces that I won’t recognize this Sunday (even if I have met you before). If you are willing, wear a name tag for me (and others who might not know you), and please introduce yourself and your family to me on Sunday or Wednesday or both! I want to get to know you, to build a relationship with you, and to recognize you when I see you!
If you are in town this weekend, come on board for an adventure in faith as you join us for worship and fun!
Pastor Becky Jo Messenbrink