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Notes from Sara – September 2019

Where did summer go? It took it so long to get here and now it is fading away.  But — This givesus the opportunity to “get back into the swing of things”.  There will be a lot going on at LCGS and we hope and trust that we will have a fuller house at our services. On September 8th we’ll start off with a meet and greet a candidate for a new pastor between the 8:00 and 10:30 services. We trust that we will have many members there at 9:30 to meet him.  This is also Pastor Miller’s last day with us so would like many to be in attendance that day. At noon we will be participating in the in the DSM SW 9th Open Street celebration by giving out popcorn and snow cones again.  We need help in getting this set up and “manning” for several hours and taking down at end of celebration.  Would you like to volunteer an hour or so?  It can be a fun time for all.

​The next week will be our Rally Sunday on September 15th when Sunday School begins and there will be the Rally Day picnic. There will be only one service at 9:30 A.M. Following the service will be a congregational meeting to vote on a new pastor. Let’s have a big attendance to make this decision.  It is one that should be made by the majority, not the minority.

We have been missing a lot of young families and the children this past summer.  I am sure Amanda would be elated to see a large crowd of children from three through high school attending. Wouldn’t it be great if there were so many she would need to call in some help?  Parents you would be most welcome to join the Adult Forum in the Shepherd’s Center at that same time every Sunday.

​I don’t know how many of Confirmation age there are in our congregation but Kids’ Club and Confirmation will resume on Wednesday evening, September 18th with supper at 5:00 P.M., Kids’ Club and Confirmation at 5:30 and perhaps you would like to come to Wednesday night services at 6:30.

​I know we all love God, this church and one another and we look forward to an exciting and worshipful new church year. 

​“Love, love, love, love. Christians, this is everyone’s call.  Love your neighbor as yourself, for God loves us all.”

—Which commandment is first of all? Jesus answered, “The first is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, The Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”   Mark 12:29-31

​See you in church!

Love to All

Sara Downs

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