We're looking forward to gathering as a parish (and you're welcome to bring friends along too!) on Saturday evening, August 27, 6-8pm. Please bring some food and drink to share (but if you haven't got anything to bring - you're still welcome). There's a sign up sheet in the Atrium. If you can fill this in with what you're intending to bring, it will help us plan effectively and make sure that we're have more than 80 cases of coca cola and salad for dinner.
Performers / Headliner: Craig Bickhardt, Opener: Larry Ahearn.
EZRA & NEHEMIAH
In the Old Testament, God’s people went to the temple to be in the presence of God. What happens when the temple is destroyed and the people exiled to a strange and distant land? Ezra and Nehemiah give the account of God’s faithfulness in bringing his people back to their land and rebuilding both the temple and the walls protecting Jerusalem. The temple enabled the people to worship properly; the rebuilt walls signified that once again God was their refuge and fortress. It wasn’t always easy!
Has your life ever been in a shambles?
Come, welcome Victoria Ellsworth with a food and fellowship and a talk by Christie Purifoy.
Christie Purifoy is a writer and avid gardener. She earned a PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago and has taught literature and composition at the undergraduate level. Her books include Garden Maker: Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers and Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace. She explores her love of gardening and all things beautiful at her Victorian farmhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania.