This is the first week of a new school term for students, teachers and administrators. We acknowledged this in worship Sunday by setting aside time to pray especially for them this school year and by “Blessing the Backpacks” of the students, pledging our prayers for them today and everyday. Please remember our promise to them to pray for them as they learn; pray also for the teachers and administrators as they guide these precious lives.
Every Sunday in our worship service we welcome all who gather with us to worship, guests and members alike. Until this past Sunday, that included only those gathered in the Sanctuary, but now with the aid of technology, we are able to live-stream our services! This additional capability will enable individuals to view the worship service even if in another location. This gives you the opportunity to invite friends and family to worship with you even if they are unable to be present physically. To access the live-stream feed, see the instructions on our website.
An opportunity for you to connect with other Southside members and friends begins this Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at The Filling Station in Crestwood. This will be the first gathering of a book club and we will be reading and discussing Evicted by Matthew Desmond. This is a great chance to gather for fellowship and study outside of our church building.
This coming Sunday, I will begin a class for newcomers immediately following worship. We will spend the next three Sundays taking a look at Southside’s history, Southside’s Mission, and we’ll explore opportunities for individuals to connect. I am looking forward to this new class and an opportunity to get to know those participating better. Please reply to email@example.com if you would like to be a part.