A Word from Pastor Ed – October 18, 2023

Pastor Ed

Dear Congregants, Friends, and Guests:

There is one more sermon in the series, “How to be the Best Grandparents Ever!” Last Sunday, the second letter from St. Paul to Timothy underscored the importance of being spiritual leaders. As we grow older and wiser, our spiritual anchor should and foundation should be firmer and sturdier!

The series will conclude with a focus on the Grandparents of Jesus! If you can, please read Matthew 1.12-16 and Luke 3.23-25 in preparation for Sunday. You will see Joseph having two fathers listed…..Interesting!!

On October 29, the new sermon series will focus on “How to be Satisfied” in world that offers so many choices! The sermons will be based on passages from Ecclesiastes. Here is the line up!

Sunday, October 29
When You Are Not Satisfied with Faith
Ecclesiastes 1 & 2 (selected verses)

Sunday, November 5
How to Be Satisfied in the Midst of Loss
Ecclesiastes 3.1-15

Sunday, November 12
Being Satisfied When Bummed Out!
Ecclesiastes 7.1-14

Sunday, November 19
Being Satisfied with our Age!
Ecclesiastes 11.7-10

Sunday, November 26
Being Satisfied in the Moment
Ecclesiastes 11 & 12 (Selected Passages

AND….what a difference live music made in worship! Welcome back Bob & Glenn! Remember, choir practice is Thursday at 4:00 pm! See you then!

Next week I will be out of the office taking Jane on her long awaited Birthday trip. She loves Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and we will leave Monday and return on Saturday, October 28. This has been a life long dream of hers and I am thrilled we can do this.

Blessing of the Animals will be held Saturday, November 4, at 10:00 am on the church campus. Such a joy to see the four legged members of the families turn out for a this special service! Click Here and Listen to a Personal Invite

November 5 is All Saints Sunday! During the 10:30 am worship service, Lely will remember members and friends who Joined the Church Triumphant during the previous year!

November 11 at 9:00 am, Lely Presbyterian Church will honor Veterans during a special service! Please plan to attend this 30 minute service! Click Here to Send names of Veterans to be Included

Finally, I could see and feel the frustration of our IT folks in the Epi Center last week. The sound was not good in the live stream. Consequently, we will not be able to provide clips for the Minute for Mission, Children’s Message, or the Sermon. Instead, you will find a link to the FacebookLive that recorded the entire service.

See you Sunday!

Welcome to Lely…..Welcome Home….You Belong Here!!

I remain a Servant of Christ….


Pastor Ed

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