By the time you receive this summer will be in full force. School has been out for awhile and the Folk Festival will be underway. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer full of nice weather and fun adventures, especially those with kids.
Speaking of kids, this past Sunday was Pentecost as well as confirmation for eight of Mt Zions young adults. Vicar Heydt said this was the largest class of confirmands in his career! It was truly awesome to see the confirmand’s; their families and the entire congregation lay their hands on each other’s shoulders to show our support for them. I would like to thank each and every Sunday School teacher who played a part in their Christian education and particularly Michelle Batz and Cyndee Barkley who taught the confirmation class. It was clear that they kept the students very engaged in a time when its increasing difficult to do so. Our Sunday School is something to be proud of as many other local churches have few if any young people. Thanks to all those who make it special.
Summer is also a time when church attendance drops due to all of these adventures. One easy way to stay on track with your giving commitment during the summer months is the E-offering program. It is up and running and is a pretty simple one time set up. If you are like me and have a lot on your plate this can be one area to simplify your life. Please see myself, April Osterstock, or another council member if you would like more information.
Have a safe and fun summer!
Joe Arndt, Council President