At Sunday’s 8:30 a.m. service, parishioners were greeted by Jenny and Aleah Churchill. Scripture lessons, read by Jenny, were from Psalms and Luke. Susanna Burnham served as both the worship leader and our musician.

Delivering the children’s message, Pastor David Adams spoke about what the children can expect to get from church. He asked them what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Expanding on this theme in his sermon, he asked parishioners what they hope to get from church. What is in it for each of us when we come to church? Discipleship may not be for everyone, and Christ encouraged people to consider the cost of discipleship.

The joys and concerns portion of the service included prayers for the Cox family, who are returning to their Florida home this week and for Bill’s upcoming surgery there.

Sunday school began this week, and we were happy to welcome our children back following the summer break. We are grateful to our teachers, Faith Boudreau and Jessica Dambach, who lead our weekly Sunday school classes.

We enjoyed our annual corn roast and chicken barbecue on Sunday afternoon. More than 30 people attended this seasonal celebration. Thanks to Anita Morris and to our many cooks, including Martha and George Twombley, for putting together this delicious meal.

Upcoming events:

• Bible Study Saturday, 8:30. at Wilders.

• Women’s prayer group every Thursday at church at 5:15 p.m.

• Parish-Pastor Relations Committee meets Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elmore church, with the Worcester church committee joining us.

— Sharon Fortune

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