Pastor Dave and his wife Marvelle have "gone down"
to Maine for some time off, and yes, we have verified that to
be the correct terminology. While Pastor Dave is away from
the pulpit, elder Mary Linge is stepping in today and next
week to lead us in worship.
Today was the last week that
David Wiese will be
attending services with us. The Wieses are moving to
Tennessee during the week to an assisted living facility
closer to their children. We will miss having them among us
each Sunday, even if we will not be missing the whistling of
Dave's hearing aid so much ☺. May the blessings of our
Lord go with them, comfort them and keep them safe.
And thanks to
Gail Seymour for
bringing in a cake to commemorate the occasion during
Fellowship Hour after the service.
This week, we welcomed
Janice Grace back
after three weeks away from the organ bench. Many thanks to
George Tilley, who
filled in for us during Janice's time away. Janice, it
really wasn't fair of you to move the keys around on George
without telling him first...
We also welcomed back
Pastor Geehan to
lead us in Communion this week. Bob was back in town in
between visits to the family and grandchild in Texas, and
the Worship Committee invited him to lead in Communion and to
wish the Wieses well in their final worship service with us.
The search for a new pastor
is continuing. Bear with us, this is not meant to be a quick
process, but we are not trying to draw it out forever either.
Unlike the Augusts of yore, the Consistory does not have this
month off this year.
Consistory will meet on Monday, August 24 at 7:15 p.m.
Let's hope that we can find a cool spot in
the church building to hold the meeting, and also for some
milder temperatures that week.