“Rally” is a word that I associate with baseball. In baseball a rally describes a time when a team is behind and “rallies” or comes from behind to win the game. This reminds me that Sunday is also “The Beginning of a New Sermon Series Called, ‘Games People Play,’ Sunday.” We’ll look at how even the best games illustrate parts of our human nature that Jesus asks us to look at a little differently. For instance on Sunday we’ll explore the game Connect Four and how we so often block another instead of collaborating with one another.
As I mentioned, our ministry teams are working together to entice you to come to worship and stay afterwards. They will be at different tables with different treats. This year they will also have something for you to do. One thing you can do is go to a computer and “like” the EPUMC Facebook page. Another thing we hope you all do is put together a little something to put on your backpack. This reminds me that Sunday is also, “Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday.”
You don’t have to be a kid to have something like a backpack; maybe you have a briefcase or a big bag that you carry around everyday. We are hoping kids and the rest of us will bring our backpacks to church so that we can bless them. Deb has also put together a great little something for you to assemble and attach to your backpack. It has beads that signify different things to remind anyone who puts it together that God loves us whenever, wherever we are.
This Sunday, whatever you call it, is going to be a pretty full Sunday. One last thing as a reminder to all of us; what fills each and every Sunday beyond blow up bouncy things and sermon series and blessing backpacks is the love of God we experience in Jesus Christ when we are together as God’s people. I am so grateful to serve a congregation where we can claim that each and every Sunday of the year.
Keep the Faith,