Speaking of Dangling Conversations
I had a good laugh a few weeks ago as I read through an email thread from the members on the Official Board. Chuck Cockrell had reported that he received a complaint from one of our most astute parishioners, Rob Distaffen. Rob had told Chuck that he was a little disappointed because he had seen all of the roofing materials and safety fences on our property but it did not look like a “shingle” thing had been done. If you know Rob, you know that he is not a complainer and more than that, he is a great pun-master!
I hope that you have had the chance to notice the progress from week to week on the Parmerter Chapel roof. The roofers have been working diligently through some very hot days and this past Saturday, they began at sun-up and continued through four o’clock in the afternoon, faithfully cleaning up right before our 5pm Saturday service. I took this picture from the courtyard; because if anything should make it in the Dangling, it is a dangling gutter that came down shortly after I took this picture. I am thankful for all the hard work the roofers are doing and trust Parmerter Chapel roof will look amazing when they are finished!
16 Eight 12 Celebration
This coming weekend is going to be a special time of celebration for Pearce Church. If you’re still not aware, 16 Eight 12 is referring to the 16th book of the Bible (Nehemiah), the eighth chapter, and the twelfth verse. In this moving passage, the people of God hear the Word of God read; and after understanding it, they are filled with great joy and set out to have an incredible party—celebrating what they heard! This weekend, we are going to celebrate the Word of God in our worship services, and present Bibles to 13 first graders and 11 sixth graders.
In addition, we will be giving 14 graduating high school seniors a gift book that will encourage them in the next chapter of their lives.
Immediately following our Sunday service, we are going to have a party—a summer picnic—celebrating what we have heard, what the Lord is doing at Pearce, and how God has generously blessed us with Scripture. Jim Heeks and his awesome kitchen team are preparing a Dress-up-a- Zweigles Bar, Make-Your-Own-Taco-Boats, and an Ice Cream Buffet. I hope you can join us for worship this weekend and for a great time of celebration and fellowship. You won’t want to miss it!
“Shoes that Grow” Because of the Generosity that Flows
I am always encouraged by the ways Pearce Church unites behind a project that ministers to others who have a need. We, as a church, have been richly blessed by our partnership with Nzige as we witness their faithfulness to Christ and determination to grow a preschool that will invest in the lives of the children for years to come. Your generous support of this partnership has made many of the present opportunities possible.
This past weekend, we highlighted our desire to raise finances during our Exit Offering to purchase “Shoes that Grow” for our friends in Nzige. Each pair of shoes cost $15. They are durable and expandable so that children can grow with and in them for up to five years. How incredible is that? I am pleased to share that at this point, we have raised $4,454 with $2,204 coming in this past weekend with our Exit Offering. Many shoes will be purchased with such generosity and our team who is traveling to Nzige in August will be able to share this blessing with our friends. In Ephaste’s words to Pastor Wally regarding these fantastic shoes, “they make free the feet of the children!” Thank you for the many ways you are faithful in giving and in kindness!