Dear Congregational Family,

1. Sukkot: Last night at sundown, the weeklong celebration of Sukkot began. This ancient Jewish observance goes back to the time of the Exodus from Egypt. It is also called the “Feast of Booths” or “Feast of Tabernacles,” because the people were to build a “booth/tabernacle/tent” and eat and even sleep in it during this week. They were to remember how God provided for them in the wilderness when they “tented” for 40 years and how God miraculously provided food for them along the way. Sukkot also corresponds with the fall harvest season. This is a week of feasting and of thanksgiving. I think it would serve us well to have a time of thanksgiving like this! We have so much for which to be thankful!

2. Fall Ministries: Yes, tomorrow is the “official” first day of the fall season, but our fall ministries have already begun! If you have not yet found a connection, please get involved in Journey Through the Word (JTTW), Kids’ Time, Choirs (senior, bell, children), and youth opportunities! There is a place for you!!!

3. Sermon Title: “Watch Your Mouth — It’s Deadly”
Sermon Text: James 3:1-12

Growing Together in our Faith as the Family of God,

Pastor Carlson