July 31 - August 10
I have often mentioned my affection for August: It is the only month without any major holidays! Yes, there are birthdays and anniversaries and, probably, a National Swiss Cheese Day or something, but no big, celebrate-together, close-the-office days that Hallmark can exploit!
And that absence is a major blessing, so enjoy it!
Among other things, it gives us a chance to hold our Annual Golf Outing, "Fore the Building!" with all profits going to our Building Fund. There is still time - and room - for you to sign up, but do it quickly, the deadline is this weekend! We especially need hole sponsors, so if you are not a golfer, please consider adding your name or business - or asking the businesses that you frequent to add their name - to our list! And, don't forget the new addition to the day this year this year. We will have a "Hole-In-One" contest, thanks to our friends at Flemington Fur, with a prize of a $10,000 shopping trip going to the first golfer to score a Ace on the designated hole! We also have a raffle, with tickets available at the Church Office or before/after worship, for a Kindle Fire and a Pandora bracelet! For more information on any of this, please contact Michelle or Neil Clover at 908-782-5114 or firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Also, if you are one of those people who enjoys the misery of your pastor, Deb and I have again pledged $1 per stroke to the Building Fund. You can co-sponsor us and gain ridicule rights for the next year, as my poor play will probably overcome Deb's great game once again! We are now up to $5.25 per shot and hoping to get to $10 by tee time, all "Fore the Building!"
And once again, if you have already made your "Summer Day Gift" of $185.90: Thank You! The response has been great this year and the result is that we haven't hit the traditional "Cash Flow Crunch!" And if you haven't made your gift yet, that's great, because August - and the greatest need - is upon us!
On The Calendar:
Saturday, August 2
Golf Outing Registrations due
8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in church basement
Sunday, August 3
9:30 am Worship/SSSSchool
The sermon, based upon Isaiah 55:1-5 and St. Matthew 14:13-21, will be entitled "Food For The Hungry."
Laura Fineman and Eric Wong Wedding off-site
Wednesday, August 6
8:00 - 11:00 am Mid-week Prayers
Saturday, August 9
8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the church basement
Sunday, August 10
9:30 am Worship/SSSSchool
The sermon, based upon I Kings 19:9-18 and St. Matthew 14:22-33, will be entitled
"The Gospel According to Dylan & Simon"
10:45 am Registration and Range Practice
12:00 noon Tee Times Begin
Quote of the Week
We have lived by the assumption
that what was good for us would be good for the world.
We have been wrong.
We must change our lives,
so that it will be possible to live
by the contrary assumption
that what is good for the world
will be good for us.
- J.K. Rowling