Rev. Rachel Helgeson will be leading our worship service Sunday.
Message title: “The Greatest Commandment”
Scripture: Deut. 6:1-9 & Matt 22:34-46
Pastor’s Midweek Thoughts
Fall is upon us. The leaves are changing colors. Our community of Mount Vernon held it’s annual Fall Festival and we are preparing to celebrate the 160 years this congregation has been in ministry in Mount Vernon this Sunday followed by a Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct 31st from 6-8pm. Every season brings new life and new energy into a congregation. As I have been your pastor now for almost a third of the year – I am continually surprised by what the Holy Spirit has called us to do together. Let us continue to see the various shades of red and orange and yellow in our ministry together.
This Sunday: Celebration of the 160th Anniversary of the congregation
and Stewardship Sending
Next Sunday: All Soul’s Day Service:
Remembering the Saints who have gone before us this year.
Please contact the office with names of loved ones you would like us to remember during the service.
Youth Lock in!
This weekend starting October 25th at 7:30pm – Sunday October 26th
Trunk or Treat event: October 31st from 6-8pm
Come and enjoy a treat from the trunks of FPC Mt Vernon’s cars! Explore our spooky indoor maze.Then check out our face painting table and a makeup application demonstration.Prizes will be awarded during our costume contest, pumpkin decorating context, and mummy wrap.
We will be prepping for the event from 4-6pm.
If you have candy you’d like to donate drop it off in the Christian Ed closet at church.
Adult Sunday School:
This Sunday: Contemplative Prayer
Next Sunday: Praying in Colors
Holy Moly! Joseph III: Susan G. & Katelyn T.
Holy Moly! Naomi & Ruth: Sue & Linda
Alyssa’s Baby Shower: Saturday, October 25th at 10:30am
Ladies’ Luncheon at the Elks Club: Monday, October 27th at 11:30am
SAVE THE DATE
Happy Fall Ya All!
Please Join us at the Church (2424 Broadway) Saturday, October 25th for a baby shower honoring Alyssa Oldham and her little pumpkin that is on the way.
Let's shower her with love, fun and a whole- lotta advice! You are welcome to contribute to the group gift we will present to Alyssa for her pumpkin on the way by contacting Amanda Jetton 314.452.9056.
Saturday, Oct. 25 – 10:30 a.m. Alyssa’s Baby Shower
Sunday, Oct. 26 – 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school
10:00 a.m. Worship
*Following the Children’s Message, Children ages 4-4th grade are invited to attend our children’s Sunday school class.
11:15 a.m. Following worship – 160th Anniversary of Church celebration
Monday, Oct. 27 – 11:30 a.m. Ladies Luncheon at the Elks’
Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Weight Watchers (9:15 a.m.; 12:15; 6:00 p.m.)
6:00 p.m. Nominating Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 29 – 6:00 p.m. Handbell Choir
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
Friday, Oct. 31 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trunk-n-Treat Fall Retreat
Please submit your contribution to next month's newsletter to the church office by the 25th of the month before. Thank you.