October 30: Praying to an Imperfect God

Join us for worship this Sunday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us this Sunday when we’ll be joined by Rev. Keith Goheen who will complete our monthly ministry theme of imperfection with his message, “Praying to An Imperfect God.” From a spiritual care perspective, the hospital is holy ground. Opportunities abound for reflection on life’s meanings and the re-visioning of life’s goals in ways that make religious maturation possible. How might our relationships with the Holy be enriched during a time of hospitalization or when living with a chronic disease? A hospital chaplain reflects on imperfection as a sacred gift.

Our service will be enhanced with music provided by Eileen Grycky and Donna Fournier of Brandywine Baroque, Delaware’s premier early music ensemble. Eileen and Donna will return to Mill Creek with other members of their group for the season opener of our Kaleidoscope Concert Series on Saturday, November 19. (See below for more information about this concert.)

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Children’s Religious Education/ Exploration (RE)

This Sunday we are having a Halloween costume and dance party! Children and youth (and adults) are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a friend. We are looking for several small pumpkins or orange gourds to decorate if anyone can bring a few. Please note there is also a YRUU (Senior High Youth) Halloween party this Saturday that Junior Youth (middle schoolers) are also invited to (more info below). We welcome and look forward to children coming to room one on Sunday after Reverend Goheen’s Story!

Adult Religious Education

Come early! Our Adult Religious Education group meets every Sunday at 9:15 am in the MacArtor Library. This week, as we struggle our way to the end of a deeply troublesome election season, we would do well to hearken back to the teachings of transcendentalist Theodore Parker and his powerful impact upon the seminal thinking of Abraham Lincoln. This discussion, led by Bob Broesler, will explore Parker’s concept of the transcendental ideal and how he powerfully influenced Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. We will explore over a three week period the implications of these theories for today’s generation and how we can find a vibrant message of “transcendence” for our generation, including today’s so-called Millennials.

It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!