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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pastor's Wednesday Message

Last week I wrote about the "Site Profile Survey" and about the Town Hall meeting on Sunday, October 4.  These things are so important that I'm writing about them again this week.  Tom Barnes did a good presentation at both worship services last Sunday inviting folks to attend the Town Hall meeting this Sunday after the single worship service (worship starting at 10:00 a.m.). Tom's explanation is worth repeating: the survey report you received is a place to start discussion.  More conversation is needed to clarify a few points that remain unclear.  Moreover, its important to discuss all the survey results.  Only face to face conversation in a community gathering can truly inform a group like the Transition Task Force about matters like what's needed and desired in a new pastor.  They need this conversation to do justice to SOV as they write the "Ministry Site Profile," which will, in effect, be SOV's résumé as it searches for a new pastor.  So I ask you and urge you to come to this meeting and speak your mind as part of the whole public conversation.

Transition Task Force members will be listening carefully to what everyone is saying.  They will listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking among, within, and through your voices.  What we're doing in this conversation is not only posing questions and getting answers.  More than that, this meeting is a place for wisdom and insight to emerge.  I have great faith that God is with us in these deliberations.  I have strong faith that the Holy Spirit will lead us to discover the kind of pastor SOV really wants and needs as God's people speak the truth with love in this public setting.  The TTF will bring a format to facilitate conversation, questions to kick off discussion, and some food to keep our energy up.  Your part: to bring yourselves, your ideas, and your hopes to share with one another.  With good faith, God will bless us in this conversation.

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Lessons for October 4th
Genesis 1:26-31
Ephesians 4:4-13
Gospel John 1:6-14

THIS WEEK

Wednesday 10:00 a Bible Study with Pastor Brian

Thursday    5:45 p TTF meeting

Friday         1:00 - 9:00 p Palmeter Piano Studio

Saturday     10:00 - 11:30 a SOV Choir rehearsal

Sunday      10:00 a One Worship (please note one service) followed by TTF town hall meeting
                  Scrip Sunday

October is Kitchen Shower Month
items needed to restock SOV's  pantry;
Regular coffee, Air Wick or Glade air fresheners & spray, Toilet paper, Dawn liquid dish washing soap, Liquid hand soap, Qt./Gal. zip-lock bags, 16-32 oz. liquid coffee creamer, Vanity Fair napkins – lunch size, Crystal Light dry juice mixes, Cocktail napkins – any brand, Spray kitchen counter cleaners, Tall & medium plastic Kitchen trash bags, Paper Towels, Windex glass type cleaner, 8 oz. or 10 oz. paper coffee cups (no Styrofoam please)

KOK Christmas Greens Fundraiser: It's hard to believe but Christmas is right around the corner! Partner with Kids of the Kingdom and order your Christmas wreaths and centerpieces during our Christmas Greens Fundraiser. Order Forms will be available this Sunday at church and online. All orders are due the 1st week of November and will be delivered the weekend of the 21 of November.