Dear Friends –

First, a little housecleaning is in order…literally.  :) 

With Compass Housing Alliance working diligently downstairs in order to move the Shelter in later this summer (yay!), we need to get the upstairs kitchen cleaned up and a little more functional for Sunday mornings.  We’ve planned a WORK DAY at FPCS on Thursday July 27th from 9:30 am – 4 pm. We hope to clean and organize the upstairs kitchen as well as pack dishes. (I’ve never seen so many dishes!)  If you have questions or want to help you can contact Kathy Smith ( or Gail Irving (

Second, I’m loving the sermon text for this week, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Our latest ticking-time-bomb (aka parable) includes more seeds this week, but then (tick-tick-tick) some weeds get thrown in, too! 

I remember a Bible teacher once saying that this parable is perfectly suited for the world we live in; more precisely, that if ever there were a Bible passage designed to help people make it Monday through Saturday – this is it!  (A pretty bold claim in a culture that thinks the Bible and churchy stuff is pretty obsolete!)

So, wanna know why? 

Let’s talk about it together on Sunday!

Be the church!

Pastor Heidi