“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
— Ephesians 1:18-19

From death to life, from fear to blessing, from despair to hope … this is what we have been about in this series. In this final worship experience we will hear testimony to the “Leading Causes of Life” that we have witnessed and small or big ways in which we have refocused in order to let our lives be about life. We will pray for these life-giving practices to “go viral”–infecting our communities so that there is more connection, more meaning, more action, more blessing, and more hope.

The weather has changed for the weekend so it looks like it will be way too cold for outdoors worship this Sunday. So join us on Facebook for our online worship live on Sunday at 10am or find our worship later in the day on our website. By the way, watch out next week for an email announcing our plans for “re-launching” worship indoors from our church’s sanctuary.

Thanks to all who have donated Halloween candy for next week; Robyn will be out front of the church next Friday afternoon (October 30) when the elementary school dismisses for the day to share Halloween trick or treating (staying COVID-safe). If you would like to join her on the church front porch, come on Friday around 2 pm to share our treats. Wear your Halloween “mask”!

Did you remember that Halloween is “All Hallowed Eve” before “All Saints Day” on November 1? And this year, it falls on a SUNDAY! If you have lost a friend or loved one during the last year, please let me know so that we can include them in our remembrances on All Saints Sunday, November 1 this year.

P.S. In addition to my working from home, now, both Glenn and I (he’s managing the church administration as a volunteer) are also in the church office several times during the week. If you would like to come by the church office for any reason, just call, text, or email me, and we can set up an appointment time for a visit or chat.

Here’s our virtual “Passing of the Peace”

We cannot touch just now, not yet. We cannot shake, embrace,
slap each other on the back, or kiss, not yet.
But the peace that passes understanding is not like a virus.
It doesn’t need to contact to infect, it’s like the Spirit and the wind:
it goes wherever it wills, wherever we send it.
Through webs and nets and wires,
it googles and zooms to everyone whose heart needs peace,
and to every place there is no peace.
And we share it now: the peace of Christ be with you!
And also with you!

With Health & Wholeness,

Pastor Gaye

Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell
PastorGaye@ManitouChurch.org

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