This Sunday at Central we will gather to celebrate Decoration Sunday. The name is given to describe what is done: many of the graves of those interred at Loom Cemetery that lie outside the church doors will be decorated with flowers and flags. Those adorning the graves are family members and friends. They do so to honor those individuals who have impacted their lives. We will begin the service at 10:30. Songs will be sung, scripture read and preached about, and Greg Whitacre will share his gift of singing/songwriting. Afterwards, we will have a covered dish dinner. All are invited to share in this celebration.
Decoration Sundays are important in the life if the church. Friends and family who no longer live in the area are encouraged to come home and worship with us. An annual report on the cemetery itself is given so that all know the financial status of the cemetery. Folks can learn what the church has done since the last Decoration Sunday: baptisms and new members; outreach in the community and beyond; opportunities to serve; opportunities for spiritual formation. All these and more are discussed in the service itself and afterwards over a delicious meal. It is a time to reflect on where the Spirit has led us and where the Spirit is calling us.
There are many things that we have to rejoice in. Why not join us this Sunday at 10:30 at Central? See you there! Pastor Alanna
Schedule for Communion on the Charge is thus:
1st Sunday: Capon Chapel 1 pm
2nd Sunday: Central 9:30 am
3rd Sunday: Capon Bridge 11 am
4th Sunday: North River Mills 1 pm
We are moving forward , spreading the Gospel of love and grace. Will you not join us in this effort? The rewards are heavenly! See you Sunday, Alanna