Welcome back!

Welcome back to the new program year! And welcome to a newly-designed Parish Visitor! I hope you’ll love it as much as I do. Abundant thanks to Kimberly Denis for creating this updated newsletter. This new format is environmentally-responsible and electronically-friendly; that is, it saves paper and is easier to send by computer. Also, it mirrors the website being created by Jeff Talmadge and Ross Witt-Long. We’ll let you know when the new website launches. You will be impressed! Of course, we will welcome your feedback on both the PV and the website. Let’s give our hearty applause to Kimberly, Jeff, and Ross who are working diligently to make the church’s communications more efficient, contemporary and appealing to all ages in the church and wider community: “Building God’s world with justice and compassion” with a fresh vitality!

Welcome back to the new program year! And welcome to a spiritually-rich autumn season! Glenn Starner-Tate begins his music ministry, enlivening our worship and praise of God. Christ is alive in Adult Education, Stewardship, the Care for Creation Team, Membership, Lay Minister, Choir, Handbells, Prayer Shawls, Flowers, Prayer Group, Exercise, Budget, Church Leadership, etc, etc (and there are a lot of “et ceteras!”). On Rally Day – Sunday, September 11 – our fellowship hour will be a “ministry fair” of all the boards and committees that make us a faith-filled, vital church.

And: Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 pm at Nauset Middle School – “Let’s Get Together: A Community Concert for Peace and Harmony.” More information about this exciting and im-portant concert follows on these pages.

Welcome back to the new program year! Jesus welcomes you and the church to let your light shine. Hear these familiar words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount: “You are the light of the world. A town set by the ocean cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under a basket; but rather on a lampstand and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to God.” (Matthew 5: 14-16). Okay, Jesus said “a city set on a hill,” not “a town set by the ocean” – this is the Cape Cod adaptation! But it is true: You are the light of the world. May your light and the church’s light shine and give glory to God as we minister together in Christ’s name bringing love, peace, and harmony.

Love, Sally

Todays thought: “Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn’t do at all”

And Remember: “God wants to reign on your parade”

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The Federated Church
of Orleans

162 Main Street, PO Box 761,

East Orleans, MA, 02643

Office Hours : 9-4 (Mon-Fri)

Telephone : ​(508) 255-3060

Email: administrator@fedchurchorleans.org

Building God’s World
with Justice and Compassion
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