PASTOR'S MESSAGE AND HERITAGE HAPPENINGS FOR AUGUST 12
Next Thursday, August 16th I am presenting a devotional to the staff of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. I won’t be going to Louisville but rather I will be sitting at my desk with my laptop meeting with them on ZOOM. Being the mission agency of the church they want a devotional on stewardship.
This week as I studied the lectionary readings in preparation for the sermon I had an eye out for how these readings speak to stewardship. My thought was to “kill two birds with one stone” as the saying goes so that I could use Sunday’s sermon as part of the devotion on Thursday. If you have time, go ahead and read John 6:35, 41-51 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 and see what thoughts of stewardship come to mind. Then come this Sunday, hear the message from these two scripture readings, and give me your feedback. It may not be your typical stewardship Sunday sermon but hopefully I won’t need another stone.
COME ALONGSIDE a child, youth or an adult to help with reading, writing, math, or homework assignments after worship starting in September. Just a few minutes of your time can make a life-time difference in someone else’s life. Sign up in the narthex and plan to attend a brief gathering of new and returning tutors on August 26th after worship in Heritage House. Refreshments will be provided.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2ND for children K-8 grade. See Rebecca Gray or Kiana Brewer to lend a hand or help.
NURSERY WORKER wanted for Heritage nursery Sunday mornings 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. See David Wilson, Administration Elder or Pastor Karen. Must be at least 19 years old and consent to a background check. This is a paid position.
THE BIG EVENT for all church leaders, members and friends of the church to participate in 26 educational workshops will be held Saturday, August 25th beginning from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Tucson. For more information and to register visit the presbytery website at www.pbygrandcanyon.org. Class size is limited. A full list of the workshops are on the information table in the narthex.
CHOIR PRACTICE RESUMES Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in Heritage House.
“DEVO” A DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS + BY TEENS and POCKETS MAGAZINE FOR CHILDREN are available on the table in the narthex while they last.
OUR DAILY BREAD devotionals for June/July/August are available on the information table.
COFFEE sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex to order JUSTO CAFÉ from a coffee farm co-op in Mexico to support workers and their families. Each bag is $10.00 and includes cost of shipping.
WHAT’S ON TAP TUESDAY? Men’s fellowship meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Dubina’s Brewery, 67th Ave., just north of Bell Rd. Bring your Bible. Next meeting is this Tuesday, August 14th.
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN, a grief support group meets the first Thursday of the month. The next gathering will be September 6th 11:30 a.m. in Heritage House. Bring a dish to share for a light potluck lunch.
BIBLE & BRUNCH meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The next gathering is Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m.Bring a dish to share.
PRAYER SHAWL GROUP meets every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to noon at Rayner’s Chocolate & Coffee Shop, 14021 N. 51st Ave. #106, Glendale to knit, crochet items for those who need to be wrapped in prayer. Beginners are welcome.
RESIDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS needed to take photos of events at Heritage throughout the year. Send your photos to email@example.com as events at the church occur. Mention to those in the photo the picture may be used in the annual report and should one not want their photo used, please delete it.
EYEGLASSES NEEDED for the Lions Club Foundation Eyeglass Program. Look for the box in the Narthex to make your donation.