As we move into October, beloved seasonal residents and new guests will join us in worship, education, mission and ministry. Welcome!!! This weekend October 7, we celebrate World Communion, where we realize that God is at work in transforming ways not just at Eastminster but around the world.
Even as we enter October, Eastminster’s Christmas Concert, “Festival of Carols” by Joseph Martin is beginning to be rehearsed. This is a great time to join the choir for rehearsal Thursdays at 7 p.m. For more information contact Teresa Fleenor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie and I will share some of what God is doing around the world as we give a presentation on my sabbatical entitled, “Shaped by Travel, Renewed by the Spirit” on Saturday October 13 at an 8 a.m. Church Family Breakfast in Fellowship Hall. We hope you can make it! Thanks to the men of the church for setting up pancake and omelet bars to make sure all are well fed. You may sign up by calling the church office (723-8371) or at church this Sunday.
Also, on October 13, there will be an All-Church Picnic and Worship in the shelter at Pelican Beach Park in Satellite Beach. Fun starts at 4 p.m., a catered dinner is served at 5 p.m. and worship is at 6 p.m. All you need is to bring yourself and maybe a favorite beach chair. This event will kick off Eastminster’s 2018 Stewardship emphasis entitled, “Transforming Lives through Living Water.”
Several worshippers at Eastminster have asked when they can become a member of the church. The next membership opportunities will be October 20-21 following weekend services. As a member you claim Eastminster as your spiritual “home,” receive the care of the church and give yourself to God through Eastminster. For more information let one let one of the pastors know or email me at email@example.com.
October is also a month in which we remember our heritage as a reformed church. On October 28 we will celebrate “Kirkin o’ the Tartans” during our 10 a.m. service. There will be colorful tartans, bagpipes, and the good news of God’s transforming love will be shared and celebrated in word and music.
As we enter the new season, I have prayed with many of you in celebration of births (such as the recent arrival of Spenser Matthew Luisi to parents Natalie and Matthew), illness, and grief. Prayer powerful! I love to celebrate answers and Eastminster is committed to being with you in hard times. In this weekend’s announcements, you will see several ways to connect in prayer
Plan to worship, fellowship, learn and serve together … and reach out and invite others to join you. Inserted in your worship guide is a card containing our new worship emphasis, “Transforming Lives through Living Waters” note the Scriptures we will be studying and pass the card to a friend with an invitation to join you at Eastminster. Thanks to all those who are giving and are serving so well to make these opportunities available. Thanks, God, for your Spirit of Love!