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In the twelfth chapter of First Corinthians, The Apostle Paul encourages members to work together as one body of Christ. We each are given a variety of gifts, things that we are good at doing. It takes the church more than one person or group working together to make the ministry of Christ happen!

We saw this happen at our outdoor worship service and picnic on June 24th. It took members who were willing to step forward to lead, organize, share musical gifts, members who were willing to cook or bake, and members who were willing to help set I up/clean-up to make the day happen. There would not be enough room here to list all the variety of participants that were needed to make the day such a huge success! Thank you one and all, including those who attended!

As I write this we are now officially into the summer mode. Schools out, vacations are happening, people are traveling or simply enjoying the local carnivals, festivities and home picnics.

However, there are still things happening at church! Exciting things are coming this summer! In July, the church building will be filled with the sounds and laughter of children as they embark on a journey of VBS. The VBS staff will be installed on July 8th during the worship service.

We will gather for worship on July 22nd, to enjoy a contemporary service as members come together to share a variety of musical talents. Hopefully, this will occur in the sanctuary!

On July 29th we will offer a healing service with the anointing and laying on of hands within the worship service itself.

On August 12th, a special worship service will offer itself to an Old Fashion Hymn Sing. During the sermon time, members will be able to choose old favorite hymns from the Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (old red book) to sing a few verses.

Mark your calendars also for yet one other opportunity in the fall (I know summer flies by too fast!). On September 9th as we return to two services, we will be participating in the ELCA Gods Work, Our Hands Sunday. The Outreach Committee is planning a day offering a variety of outreach projects for all ages to participate in. Some of those experiences being considered are: singing hymns with residents a nursing home, being involved with a soup kitchen, helping another organization with repairs, assisting our elderly with yardwork.

The hope is that we will gather after the activities for a light meal to share our experiences. The committee welcomes your ideas, but even more so, are looking for you to share your time and gifts as we work together to be in the community as servants of Christ! More info will be coming. Watch the weekly bulletin or your email for updates.

So, while the summer is upon us, may we continue to give thanks to God for the time to enjoy family, friends and creation. May we also give thanks for the variety of gifts given to each of us as together we serve as one body of Christ here at Jordan!

God’s Peace and Love!

Pastor Dody