Can you all tell that Fall/Harvest Season is my favorite time of the year? I am a product of the Midwest and, as you know, a professed "farmer wanna be." As such, the fall time of year is special to me. For me the fall has always been a time to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of the fruits of our land. With October now upon us I am excited and thankful for so much. I for one love the smells of the harvest season. My eyes are itchy, my nose runs, and I just love it! Yes, soybean dust and all.
Here at St. John’s we are rolling like a big John Deere combine on a bright sunny day in a three hundred acre field. We are busy! Much of the business has to do with getting on with all of our usual programming, much of which was on break last year. I realize we are not beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, but still too we realize we must try and carry on with precaution and safety always in mind.
Our Sunday School and confirmation classes are in full swing as well as small groups for adults. These alone create a wonderful amount of activities for which we give thanks.
Make plans to help us celebrate the fall season with a Fall Fest in the court-yard following worship on Sunday, October 17th. There will be food and activities for all ages. Please note that the fall display in the courtyard is suitable for picture taking. Special thanks to Todd and Monica Zimmerlein for their effort in getting this in place.
There is much in this issue of the Eagle and I ask us all to find a way to be involved. Let us give thanks for the life together in ministry that we share. Thanks be to God! Pull up the grain cart and let's keep rolling! See you in the pews!!
~ Pastor Ken Gibson
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