In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday: "Season of Creation: Refugia Faith"
This Sunday, we continue with September's theme of "Season of Creation" by welcoming special guest homilist, Dr. Debra Rienstra, author of Refugia Faith: Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders, and the Healing of the Earth. She is a professor of English at Calvin University, where she has taught since 1996, specializing in early British literature and creative writing.
We hope you will join us on Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live online) for an inspiring "Creation Season" message from Debra Rienstra and special music from Ron Rienstra and Peter Black. Pastor Sal Sapienza will be leading our worship.
Download this week's online bulletin here:
Last Week's Service
September is Creation Month. Last Sunday, we focused on the "Spirituality of Animals." A gift from God, animals are our spiritual teachers. Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we learned what animals can teach us about the spiritual life. For, as it says in Job 12:7: "Ask the animals, and they shall teach you." Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share Pastor Sal's Homily.
New Wallpaper and A/V Deck!
The new wallpaper project in the church is now complete!! The new color is so inviting and really brings out the warmth of the woodwork and the vibrant colors in our historic stained-glass windows. The wainscotting and pews were also refinished and stained. We are so grateful to our church's Design Team (Josephine Berault, Bud Baty, and Floyd Fleming) for overseeing this project and for their gifts and talents. Click the video above for a 360-degree view.
Front Door Restoration
This week, our historic front doors were removed and sent off for professional refinishing. We are so grateful to our Church Council Trustee, Kelly Wright, and church members, Mike White and Larry Fuerst, for removing the doors and taking them to the refinishers in Zeeland. Kelly also crafted a temporary plywood covering for the front entrance, which the three installed. We are so very grateful to them, and to church member, Bud Baty, for working with the refinishers.
The Return of Coffee Hour: