Letter from Lindy June 3
What a wonderfully worship-full Sunday we will have! Please join us as June 3 marks our entry into not only summer, but our long green liturgical season of Ordinary Time, where we linger over the stories that shape our faith journeys.
June 3 is also the first Sunday of the month, thus we gather together around God’s Table where all are invited to celebrate Holy Communion. Having also just prepared and served dinner last Tuesday evening for our friends at Urban Ministries, this Sunday marks Penny Sunday where we collect loose (and not so loose) change to continue this powerful witness and ministry. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 31 as it is our next date to offer the gift of table fellowship for our neighbors in need. As vacation and travel plans of our meal coordinator and lead chef impact that date, we will need as many new and returning Pilgrims to volunteer to make this meal possible.
Immediately after worship, a congregational meeting has been called for Pilgrim to discern how best we might be called to be stewards of God’s creation in our small corner of the world. Pilgrim Trustees have invited and recommended us to consider the installation of solar panels to lessen Pilgrim’s carbon footprint. Please plan to stay for this important conversation and vote.
And if Sunday’s worshipful work could not get more exciting, at 3pm, we will join with the Eastern North Carolina Association of the United Church of Christ to surround Sarah Horton Campbell as she begins her journey of ordained ministry. As Ordination is a covenant of the church and minister, please be part of this important Pilgrim witness.