|Belinda, Norma, & Ruth chat before worship|
|Beautiful flowers from Arlene Halfhide|
|Thanks for the VBS success|
|Sara & Lisa fill the acolyte role|
|Marcia shares "America, the Beautiful"|
With past week's VBS program casting a glow over the congregation, we gathered for praise and worship on a weekend many are thinking of Independence Day on Tuesday.
We were blessed this morning with Liz Goddard & Julie Ludington leading the praise music time! Marcia Prather recited the poem, "America, the Beautiful" (accompanied by Hazel Smith) for our musical offering. Pastor Charles continued the summer sermon series with "Casey at the pulpit."
The congregation blessed the dozens of bottles (89) filled with laundry detergent that had been prepared by the VBS children. The bottles will be taken to the Food Pantry for distribution. The UMW prayer shawl ministry saw a shawl for Phyllis Clevidence being blessed by the congregation. We also thanked Liz Goddard for the amazing work done on the VBS ministry with the presentation of a "Father Ravalli stool."
Thanks this morning to: Liz Goddard & Julie Ludington (praise music), Hazel Smith (organ), Sara Malo (video), Lois Hansen (liturgist), Sara Malo & Lisa Menery (acolytes), Mary Costello & Linda Kauffman (greeters/ushers), Amy Farrel, Sara Malo, & Bonita Ziegler (communion), Chuck Petty & Kathy Wood (offering counters), and Ruth Cleveland, Norma Petty, & Hazel Smith (hospitality).