Back-to-Church Sunday – Sept. 14 – Features Mixed Blessings and Picnic after Church!
Our church is joining over 30,000 churches nationwide on designating a special Sunday to call our members and those in the community to come on back to church. Whether it be all the summer vacations or just getting caught up in other activities, it is good for all of us to get back in church. We encourage you to invite friends for what promises to be a great Sunday! Highlights include a special team to lead worship, a special plan for Sunday school, and then a picnic together at 11:30 following Sunday school. We encourage folks to come dressed more casually so that all feel comfortable at the picnic.
We are excited to have Mixed Blessings back to lead music that Sunday. They are a musical group rich with variety who have blessed us a couple of times in the past. (see below for more details.) “We are excited to have them back again with their interesting mix of country gospel, bluegrass and contemporary sound to our worship,” Pastor Christopher said. “I am sure that all who attend will experience a rich opportunity to worship God.”
We will also have a special Sunday school time for all ages. The children will have Sunday school promotion on that day and students will move into their new classes. The Disciples class will host a special Discovery Bible Study that Sunday for all adults not currently in another class.
Then the Church Council is hosting a picnic with the support of many of the groups in our church. Hot dogs and brats on the grill, mission burgers, chips, drinks and ice cream are provided. Every family is asked to bring a pie. We expect to have a great time with music and games for the whole family.
More About Mixed Blessings…
Last year, Mixed Blessings shared some unique arrangements of some classics like Long Black Train and Amazing Grace and some original songs as well. The congregation enjoyed singing old favorites like How Great Thou Art, In the Sweet By and By and I’ll Fly Away. We know that you will be blessed by their ministry and that’s why they’ve been invited back.
Members of Mixed Blessings are: Aaron Goetz, (Higginsville) guitar, mandolin, harmonica; Bill Fricke, (Lexington) bass and guitar; Mike Gonder (Lexington) mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo, vocals; Tony Hoeppner (Lexington) guitar, dobro, vocals; and Suzanne Hoeppner (Lexington), vocals. Though from many different church backgrounds, the group presently leads worship at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.