Dear Church,
 
Fall has come to greet us!  What a delightful little chill in the air as colors are starting to change in the trees. Speaking of tree colors, our new church logo is ready to be presented on some great SWAG! Bailey has worked with the Communications Team and Roberta Jensen to have an assortment of shirts and hoodies and such available for purchase so we can be a visible sign of God’s love in the community. Click the linkHERE and consider what items you need! Every little bit helps grow our community of faith. Order yours by September 21 to have it shipped by September 29!

In other news, we are coming LIVE to you from the sanctuary this Sunday! Now when you tune in to worship online on Sundays, it will feel a little more like home. Nothing will change about how you find the service. Bailey will email you on Sunday with hymns and a bulletin so you can follow along, and we’ll work out the kinks along the way! We are also looking for volunteers to sign up to help with tech, liturgy, and children’s time (participants and leaders) – so sign up HERE!

For more info about what’s going on in the church, see below! The church is busy as ever as we are learning that BEING the church is so much more than gathering in the building. Consider how you would like to be a part, and jump in! There is room for everyone in this wild and wonderful art of ministry. 
 

Peace be yours,
Pastor Lindsay

PLEASE HOLD  IN PRAYER…
The funeral for Sherry Folsom-Meek was on Saturday, September 5. The video of the service is available on our Facebook page HERE, and a link to her obituary is HERE(since it was not ready when we sent her announcement out last week). 

CONFIRMATION VIDEO THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON!
Grab your popcorn and tune in for worship at 4:00 pm this Sunday (September 13)for a special celebration in thanks to God for our confirmation students! Check out their faith statements HERE and make sure you reach out and welcome them (officially!) into the family of God! 

SEE YOU AT PRIDE!
One of the ways we love our neighbors is by showing up when they need us. South Central Minnesota PRIDE is hosting a march and rally (instead of their September parade and celebration) this year on Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm. Join Pastor Lindsay and Bailey at Riverfront Park for the march or the Intergovernmental Center for the rally. Find out more HERE.

DON’T FORGET TO GIVE!
The work of the church continues during this time – and even a virus cannot 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 to the church 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!

SESSION MINUTES AND MORE!
Click HERE to read the August Session Meeting Minutes, and HERE for September birthdays, PWC news, and an update from MY Place.

BIBLE PUZZLE ANSWERS!
Were you able to complete the Bible Puzzle in last month’s Communicator?! Click HERE for the answers. 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES AT VINE
Caring for an elderly family member can be a rewarding experience. It can also become physically and emotionally exhausting. VINE Faith in Action provides support services to help caregivers. If you are interested in caregiver support, please call Mary at 507-386-5577 or go to vinevolunteers.com for more information.
 

SUNDAY MORNINGS  LIVE-STREAMED 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.