July overall is quieter as the Wednesday groups take a hiatus.
Pastor Julie will be away at a retreat (July 16-19), vacation (July 1-3, 20-22), and camp with our elementary kids (July 23-28).
But activities, fellowship, and learning continue. You are welcome to join in!
Stacy Turke is maintaining an email list of persons interested in working in our community garden. Let her know you’re interested! A work day is planned for Saturday, July 8, beginning at 10 a.m.
Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversations toward a social statement
The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ has written the study “Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversations Toward a Social Statement” as way to invite broad engagement with the questions and issues surrounding women in our world today. St. Paul will host meetings on Wednesdays at 6:30, extending into August. Feedback is due back to the task force by August 31. Materials are available free for download at elca.org or may be ordered for the cost of printing and shipping. We will print a few copies to have available at our meetings.
The above paragraph does not convey how exciting this study is, as the ELCA attempts to address systemic injustice towards women in our society. We also celebrate and honor the contributions of women to our church life. Please come and join in these discussions.
Gather Women’s Bible Study
Kelly Fryer‘s study, “All Anew: Ready or Not” continues this summer. We meet on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. in the parish hall. Lay Minister Kay Meints leads this series.
Hindu Temple visit
Following worship on July 30, we will enjoy a catered lunch of Indian food – designed to appeal to the American palette, it will be yummy! – and a presentation on Hindu faith and practices. Those interested will then go to Haslett and visit the Hindu Temple. It is a good thing to learn more about our neighbors.