Dear Church,
 
Bailey here! I hope you are doing well and have been enjoying the recent beautiful weather!

August is always a time of preparation, with so many of our lives revolving around the school year.  As our local students, families, and educators prepare for a new year filled with so many unknowns, please be sure to pray for their safety and peace of mind. One way we will be supporting and celebrating them is by hosting a Drive-Thru Backpack Blessing this Sunday, August 23, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm (details below)! While this event is geared toward those in school, ALL students of life are welcome to come by and say hi and grab a frozen treat!

Many of our committees are also preparing for a new season in the church. This week the Christian Growth & Development Committee will be making decisions about how our fall programming will be offered, and the Session will be meeting next week to tackle any number of important tasks. Please keep them in your prayers as well as they make difficult decisions during this strange time. 

Lindsay will be returning today, so look forward to seeing her friendly face on Sunday! She has a special musical sermon prepared for you all, so get excited! Will it leave you Satisfied? Just You Wait…

Bailey 

DRIVE-THRU BACKPACK BLESSING THIS SUNDAY FROM 3:00 – 5:00 PM
For Students, Families & Educators (or anyone who needs a pick-me-up!)
Students of all ages, parents, families and educators are encouraged to come by the church parking lot between 3:00 and 5:00 pm this Sunday to receive a blessing, grab a popsicle, and take home some swag featuring our new church logo! Please be sure to wear a mask.

ZOOM COFFEE HOUR THIS SUNDAY AT 11:00 AM
Join us on Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 am for Coffee Hour on ZOOM! (BYOCD: Bring Your Own Coffee and Donuts). We will gather on ZOOM after our virtual worship so we can see some familiar faces and catch up with our church family! Grab your coffee and join in for as long as you’re able. As always, ALL are welcome!
ZOOM Link: Click HERE.
Meeting ID: 831 2407 2734
Password: 432281

PASTORAL NOTE 
Dolores Warren passed away on Sunday, August 16. There will be no local service and Dolores will be interred in Naples, FL. Please keep the Warren family in your prayers as they grieve her loss.

DON’T FORGET TO GIVE!
The work of the church continues during this time – and a virus cannot even stop us! Make sure you are mailing in your pledge, in gratitude for all we have and all we are, by God’s grace. Online donations are easy and secure, and special gifts are ALWAYS welcome – it’s how we continue to love and serve our people and neighbors in need, maintain our building, appreciate our staff, and more.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL
All businesses (including churches) are required to have a protocol for this strange season of COVID-19. With a big thanks to Lynnette, we have a working protocol, and it can be viewed HERE. Note, committees can now meet in the church, but there are some rules and regulations we must follow to keep everyone safe. Click HERE for the guidelines. Call the church office with any questions or to set up a meeting. Most importantly, be kind, be well, and be safe.
 

SUNDAY MORNINGS  LIVE WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK
Remember to join us each Sunday at facebook.com/FPCmankato for worship opportunities with Lindsay, Ben, Bailey and special friends at 10:00 am! If you are unable to watch live, you can always access recordings of all of the above at fpcmankato.org/virtualchurch.