Saturday, September 17, 2011

INVITE Somebody!!!

We're on final Homecoming Countdown at All Saints Church. Here's the email reminder that went out this week:
“If you think you can’t-go-home-again
Because the might-haves and
the should-haves and the didn’t-quites
have taken hold,
Then think again.”

These words from the All Saints “Homecoming” poem … penned by Anne Breck Peterson in 1982 … once again call us all back to All Saints Church for Homecoming Sunday 2011.

Homecoming Sunday is always a marvelous opportunity to greet old friends and make new ones and members of our Parish Council have outdone themselves in planning an extraordinary and festive start to this All Saints program year. We’ll welcome back both Canterbury and Coventry Choirs at the 9:00 and 11:15 services and (something new!) a variety of foods will be available for purchase from some of the area's most popular food trucks beginning at 10:00 a.m. Here's a link to their menus to whet your appetite.

Ed Bacon has said more times than most of us can count that being a member of All Saints Church is not a spectator sport. So be with us this Sunday as we begin another year together of putting faith into action; of speaking truth to power; of making God’s love tangible 24/7.
And here's my "add-on" ... a YouTube video a colleague emailed to me a week or so ago but I just discovered in my "deferred maintenance inbox" this morning. It reminds me there are plenty of folks out there who have plenty of reasons NOT to be part of a church. Until they find one like mine. Or yours!

So INVITE SOMEONE to Homecoming Sunday or next Sunday or to the next or the next ... so we can say "Welcome Home" to them, too!

[Sadly, it turns out the folks who made this video don't exactly practice what they preach about full inclusion but hey ... if you remember last week's lesson about Joseph and his brothers it turns out God can "mean for good" all KINDS of things that start out markedly less-than!]

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