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THURSDAY AUGUST 19th 2021 Thursday Thoughts

THURSDAY AUGUST 19th 2021 Thursday Thoughts

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August 19, 2021

Dear Congregation:

My soul hurts for the people of Haiti.  My soul hurts for the people of Afghanistan and all those who have served in that country in the military and with humanitarian organizations.  My soul hurts for the burning trees of California and the aftermath of the flooded streets of western Germany.  I am concerned for the children and teachers and all who work in our schools as classes begin.  I have a rather long list of what hurts my soul and my heart   Maybe that’s why this reflection from Steve Garnaas-Holmes spoke to me.  He writes:
Sometimes I just stare at the flowers.
You may be weary.
Maybe the world weighs heavy on you.
You might feel you don’t have a prayer in you.
Well, some days your soul doesn’t need to work so hard.
Souls get tired. Sick, even.
Some days yours just needs a little TLC.
Sometimes what our soul needs is not more discipline
but something comforting and nourishing.
Maybe even something fun.
Give your soul a break.
When your soul is weary or unwell
Do something nice for your soul.
Even something silly.
Feed it with grace at the roots.
If that day is not today, it will come.
You have permission.



Rev. Dr.  Barbara Kershner Daniel

Senior Pastor
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 Thursday Thoughts

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 Thursday Thoughts

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August 12, 2021

Dear Congregation:

275th Anniversary Events in our 276th year

The pandemic caused us to cancel and postpone our awesome plans for celebrating our 275th anniversary as a congregation.  We have rescheduled some of those events and are seeking some support for making these rescheduled events anniversary celebration worthy.  Please let me know if you are able to help or gather a group to provide support:


Saturday, September 25th   German Dinner and Book Launch   6 pm     Community Room

Join ERUCC members and friends as we celebrate the publication of the updated history of our church. As part of the evening celebration, we will be serving a German dinner.  The menu will include:  German potato salad, stuffed cabbage, brats, sauerkraut, green beans, rolls and butter, and German chocolate cake.  Please use the sign-up genius link below to sign up for the dinner or call the church office at 301-662-2762.  We are requesting a $10 donation for the meal.

The evening is the kick-off for our rescheduled 275th anniversary events.

***Need Servers and clean-up support


Sunday, October 17              10:30 am        German Service with German partners

Looking for a team to prepare strudel (pre-made) and serve for our fellowship time

Sunday, October 24              3:00 pm          Organ Concert with Chris Lane

Looking for a team to prepare light refreshments after the concern

Sunday, October 31              10:30 am        Worship — Homecoming Celebration

Looking for people willing to help plan this special day.  Meeting on Tuesday, August 17th at 1 pm in the church offices to brainstorm ideas.


Thank you for considering these requests.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Sunday, August 1, 2021 Worship Bulletin

Join us for Worship at 8:30 a.m. in- person in historic Trinity Chapel or in-person at 10:30 a.m. in our main Sanctuary.

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CLICK HERE for the Sunday, August 1  Children’s Bulletin

The writer of Ephesians in 4: 1-16 tells the people to forbear one another in love in order that the Body of Christ, the church, might be edified. In a reminder of the importance of nourishing the spirit with food that draws eternal life, Jesus calls himself the bread of life in John 6:24–35, bread that sustains the Body of Christ. We will be sharing communion this morning.

Please plan to attend this service as give God thanks for the service of Amy Gervase-Aguilar as our office administrator.