Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be in the sanctuary for one service. Gathered ’Round, we will sing favorite hymns of faith, experience a children’s story, recognize Bible Study teachers from this past year, and hear a word by Renee Purtlebaugh, Highland’s Associate Pastor to Children and Their Families. A drawing of our stained-glass window in the baptistry will be included in the worship bulletin for those who might want to color while listening. Our regular Sunday worship service schedule will not be held on this one Sunday, August 18. Also, there will be no Bible study classes or Worship Care for children so we can all experience worship together. Children’s books and other child-friendly activities will be available in the Commons for our youngest children accompanied by a family member, should you need space to move about more freely.
Following worship, the doors will open and everyone will be invited to picnic on the church’s greenspaces either by packing a lunch for yourself or your family, or purchasing lunch from The Crave Café food truck. They will be serving wraps, sandwiches, sides and drinks with prices right on our lawn.
Is there a rain plan? Yes! The food truck will still be on site for purchases and our Fellowship Hall will be open. Please come and join us!
We couldn’t resist sharing Troy Burden’s thank-you note following our Gather ‘Round Sunday in 2018: “Thanks so much for the wonderful worship experience and social time Sunday. It was just what my soul needed. It was a lovely service, I loved having all the kids in the service, and an opportunity to see folks from the other services. I know it took a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun and you all seemed to enjoy yourselves as well. It was the perfect way to end the summer before the school year logistics all begin. Again, thanks so much!”