Hi Everyone! September 20, 2023
Ron and I will be going to Utah on Wednesday afternoon for a few days to help out our daughter Tess and my sister Carolyn. I won’t be in the office on Thursday but our pastor will be here. We’ll be sorry to miss the neighborhood carnival, the invite someone new to church Sunday and most of all the potluck!
Danny will be missing church here at PUMC for two Sundays and Lyna Wilkins has stepped up to teach the Sunday School class on September 24th but Sunday school will be canceled on October 1st. Danny is very pleased with the turnout for Sunday School this season. It’s never too late to join!
PUMC needs someone to chair the Operation Christmas Child program this year. If you are willing to be in charge of this wonderful program, please let me know. There are lots of materials available to get you started.
I hope you have noticed that the area just east of the church has been cleaned out! It was full of weeds and a dangerous play structure. The trustees and the UMM will work together to plant grass in that space and make it look a lot better. We will be working on this project on Saturday, October 14th right after the UMM breakfast meeting. That should be around 10:30. We’d love to have your help if that sounds like something you could do! Bring your own shovel! If have any materials to help with this project, we’ll take them. (grass seed, rainbird sprinklers, funny pipe etc.)
Sunday, October 1st we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis by having an outdoor service and blessing our pets! Bring your pets to church! Our dog Champ will love this. He thinks every human was put on Earth to pet him. If you don’t think it’s wise to bring your pet to church there will be a blessing given for pets that were left home.
Save the date of Saturday, October 28th. The Boesch’s are inviting us to a Halloween Party.
I received a nice note from Dennis Froeming this week. He and his wife Sharon live in Boise and are doing well. They attend a Presbyterian and he has recently become an Deacon. It was good hearing from him!
We have some prayer requests this week: Please keep Hugh Homan and the Williamsons in your prayers. Lis and Gary have been in touch and send their love. Gary is at peace.
Carmen Kumagai’s cousin Tory was hurt at work and has had surgery and will face more in the future. He is off the ventilator and is smiling. Please keep him on your prayer list for a bit.
My friend Susan lost her mother this week. Please keep Susan and her siblings in your prayers as they navigate without their mom. Another friend of mine, Luann asked us to pray for her brand-new grandnephew Miles. He was born just under 2 pounds. He will need prayers for a while.
Danny asks us to pray for his sister-in-law Ellie. She has lost her place to live and is looking for something affordable.
I received word from Jean Hershey this week that they are all feeling better and when I asked about Terry, she said he is half way through his treatments and is well enough to run a 10K with Mark and his son Evan on the 23rd. Go Hersheys!
Please keep these folks on your prayer list: Shannon Osborn, Mary Boesch, Olivia Bybee, Steve Simonson, Laurie, Jim Warzyn and Teresa’s soon to be born grandson.
While We Sing is our new praise song this week. Please click on the link and listen in.
Have a great rest of your week. Remember to invite someone new to church this week and bring something delicious to the potluck!