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Pastor’s Letter

May 2019

May 5th Carpet Conversation! 

And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling…”   1st Kings 6:15

Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,
      As I start to think about my move to Merv’s house, one of the decisions I have to make is about rugs.  I have a great rug that I purchased that fit the character of the house on Tams.  It will now be moving from Opie Street to Luke’s house.  I have another rug in the kitchen that is plaid.  “Somebody” dropped a hot oven shelf on it and the synthetic fiber now has a big black stripe on it.  It will go to the curb.
      Another family has decisions to make about rugs: WE have to think about the carpet in the household of God!  To that end, the session would like to invite you to a Carpet Conversation on May 5 immediately following worship in the sanctuary.  Why a Carpet Conversation? There are no oven marks on our carpet, but many have noticed it’s becoming worn.  Most importantly, musicians that have performed in the sanctuary have noted that the acoustics and musical performance sound quality would be greatly improved by the removal of the carpet. The number of these musical performances has increased in recent years and draws large numbers of people to our Sanctuary. 
    The Session would like to have an opportunity to hear about what you would like to do about this.  We have a donor who will designate the full amount if we decide to pull up the carpet, refinish the floors, and put in aisle runners.  But maybe you have a different idea – or maybe you’d like to hold on to it for a while longer.  If you do want to do the restoration, maybe you have a good idea about where we should meet in the meantime.  We want your input so we’re all of the same mind on how we will move forward!
Join us after worship on May 5 for our “Carpet Conversation” in the sanctuary.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Blessings,

Pastor Karen