Update, September 21, 2021

Greetings on this damp Fall day. It is officially Autumn, so break out the sweaters if you’re so inclined. The moths got to all of mine, so I can’t join in. With this comes longer days and cooler nights. And apparently in my apartment gremlins. My computer keyboard decided that I didn’t need the letters “A” and “K” yesterday. You don’t know how often you use something until you don’t have it. May the gremlins leave you alone.

Quilt Fest, the Final Act!!! Saturday, September 25 is the third and last day of Quilt Fest. St Matthias is producing these quilts for use in and donation to the Homeless Memorial Blanket Project. Many hands make light work, so join the fun please. The day runs 10am-3pm. Snacks, fellowship, service to those less fortunate. For more information on the event including its display in December, enter Homeless Memorial Blanket Project in Facebook. Thanks to Sr. Davia for her leadership on this.

Art Show: Recently I mentioned an exhibit I saw at Riverfront Gallery in Harrisburg. The show is titled “De-Colonizing Christ”, and shows artists’ interpretations of the visual image of Christ from a wide range of views. The art is really good, and the juxtaposition of this largely contemporary art in the traditional structure of St Stephen’s Episcople Cathedral is great. The exhibit is open on Sunday, noon-3pm, and runs through Sunday, December 19. For more information, see www.StStep.org/Riverfront-Gallery .

Where’s The Vicar? It was brought to my attention that I have never shared how to get ahold of me. For that I ask your forgiveness. I am working from the apartment, downtown Carlisle. To get ahold of me call the church at : 717-245-2475. That number will forward to my phone Please leave a message if I don’t pick up. Today is a ZOOM day : Bible study in the mid-morning, Chapel from ULS at noon, and a Lower Susquehanna Synod Justice Task Force : Disability Ministry meeting this evening. As a task force, our focus for the month of October is accessibilty.

United Lutheran Seminary on YouTube : As I mentioned above, I watched chapel this morning on the United Lutheran Seminary YouTube channel. In addition to chapel services they save and broadcast lectures, presentations of all types. Should you be curious what the seminary is doing, check it out.

Prayer Requests : As the days get shorter and nights colder, the incidence of depressive illnesses rises. We ask prayer for all those who live with depression and all mental illnesses. We ask favorable weather for all who work in fields, orchards, and garden, that they may be able to bring in abundant harvests. We ask God’s guiding hand for Christian and all those who serve in the military. We lift prayers for : Pam, Betty Lou, Mark, Pat, Seth, DJ, Margaret, Sally, George, Arleen, Greg, Charles, Darryl, Billie, Dave, Tim and Lisa Myers. We ask blessings on Rev. Carla Christopher with her health. Guide all caregivers and grant them the care they so greatly need. All these prayers and those known to you God, we ask you to bless . In your most holy and gracious name, AMEN.

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