Consecration Sunday

Throughout the month of September our church has prayed, fasted, and thought deeply about what it would mean for us to invest ourselves in God’s work here on earth. We’ve considered investing our time into relationships, investing our gifts into service teams, and this weekend we’ll explore investing our money into our church.

But Kingdom Month is nearing its culmination in Consecration Sunday.

photo courtesy of newyork.com

We have a full lineup of events scheduled throughout the weekend, beginning with the Church Picnic tomorrow at 12.30pm at the 79th Street Boat Basin. For a map to the Boat Basin Café, just click on the picture to the right. If you didn’t reserve your spot for the picnic, I’m sorry to say there’s no more room.

Then Sunday morning begins with Sunday school for all ages at 9.45am. You can check in your children in the Chapel, then head over to the Archives Room where we will continue studying a proposed church covenant that I will present for a vote at our Annual Meeting in January.

At 11am we will gather in the sanctuary to worship our great and glorious God through song, testimony, prayer, and the Word. Steven Mann has prepared a fantastic selection of songs and hymns for us to sing, and the message will be from Mark 10.17–31.

Just before the service ends, we will take some time to fill out the Kingdom Month Consecration Card that we’ve been praying over all month. That’s when you can share how God is directing you to invest yourself in His work here at First. How you fill out this card is crucial to helping our lay leaders—deacons, trustees, and service team leaders—plan for the coming year. Thank you in advance for your prayerful response.

design by Jon Eger of the Ottoman Creative Group

After the worship service, we will head to the Chapel for the Consecration Sunday Luncheon provided by Francesca’s La Vela Cucina Italiana, one of our neighborhood favorites. Like the picnic this is an RSVP event, but unlike the picnic there might be room for you. If that describes you, we’ll give you further instructions during the worship service.

Once lunch is over, we will head directly into a congregational meeting during which you’ll hear reports, not only from the last three months, but specifically from how God led us through Kingdom Month.

Quite a culmination it will be!

Hope to see you there!

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One Response to Consecration Sunday

  1. LINDA SUE NASH says:

    Hi Miss my New York Church.Love your posts.When I left NY.Came back to Fla. Was here 11 days and went to Arkansas for 2 and half yrs.Back to Florida. Live your posts Thanks for remembering me.I saw your post about fasting.I was able to do that.Please tell everyone. I think of my time there every day.Thanks again for the Wonderful love that was given to me.

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