Backpack Blessing for Kids
It’s back-to-school time! On Sunday morning, September 13th there will be a special blessing of all school-aged children and their parents as part of our regular 10:30 am worship service.
Children are invited to bring along their school backpack for a special Backpack Blessing Event. During the service, children and parents will receive a special moment of prayer and blessing.
Let’s send our congregation’s kids into the new school year assured of God’s promises and our loving support! Be sure to join us and to include all of our young people in your prayers as they go back to school.
God's Work, Our Hands: Rally Sunday, September 13th
Join us for a fun day as we kick of the school year with the theme “God’s Work, Our Hands.” If you have a MapleLeafLutheranChurch t-shirt, this would be a great day to wear it! Join us for all or part of the day:
- 10:30 = Our worship service promises to be full of joy and praise as we kick of the school year with the “Blessing of the Backpacks.”
- 11:45 = Free Pizza Lunch & Service Project. Let’s use OUR HANDS to do GOD’S WORK. During lunch we will assemble 100 sack lunches for our very own SHARE shelter residents. With these lunches they will be able to leave our church each morning for a week with a full sack lunch in hand. To do this we need YOUR hands to make sandwiches, fill bags, and write notes of encouragement.
New Sunday morning Education series for Adults: Starting in SEPTEMBER
Join Pastor Julie for a new eight week series using the curriculum “Making Sense of the Christian Faith.” This is an exciting and inviting exploration of the major theological doctrines of the Christian faith in the order of the biblical story. This series includes brief video clips from theologian David Lose and stimulates your own thinking instead of attempting to persuade a particular point of view. We will meet Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am above the church office area, in the third floor library.
Invest some time in your ongoing Christian Education and plan on attending weekly.
September 20 = God-Talk (Theology)
September 27 = Original Blessing (Creation)
October 4 = Missing the Mark (Sin)
October 11 = East of Eden (Covenant, Law & Community)
October 18 = God con Carne (Incarnation)
October 25 = Life Wins (Atonement)
November 1 = The Body of Christ (Church & Holy Spirit)
November 8 = The End of All Things (Eschatology)