From the Pastor's Pen 5/24/22


Dear Friends,

I want to start with a big thank you for the graciousness you exhibited on Sunday when lack of internet access meant we didn’t have bulletins and weren’t able to livestream the service. You were amazingly flexible and ready to adjust as needed, and I am grateful.

Hopefully, the internet issue will be resolved so that those unable to join us in-person, Sunday morning worship can join the livestream on our Facebook page, . The service airs each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and will be available to watch after that as well.

A couple of updates:
  • We are now officially providing additional parking for Condo renters and others visiting the area through Gulf Cost Rental Company. As such, you may begin noticing additional use of our parking lot in the coming weeks. When you come on Sunday morning, please use the spaces that are adjacent to the church building or the section of parking in the East lot between the two driveway entrances. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. Also, if you know of those who need a place to park during their visit, here is the link to share:
  • Keep collecting that loose change and bring it every week to add to the collection! All of the loose change will go toward the ongoing ministry of the church, as we continue to spread the life-changing good news of God’s love.
  • COMING SOON! I am working on making it possible for you to make all your Amazon purchase through Amazon Smile, which will donate a portion of the purchase amount to the church. Also, I am also working toward the church being able to receive donations via Facebook. Keep watching for updates!

Thank you for your continued support of the Blessing Box! Keep bringing those items to church on Sunday, or dropping them at the box during the week. With rising costs of everything from gas to food, the box is being used very regularly, and your donations are key to helping us bless those who are in need of what our box can offer.

This summer is the bi-annual meeting of the General Assembly of the PC(USA). I am honored to be attending this year’s assembly as a Commissioner for the Presbytery of South Alabama. This is the time and space in which decisions are made concerning the workings and future of the PC(USA) and an opportunity for us to witness the progress and decisions made. You may be interested in receiving email updates regarding what is happening in the time leading up to and the time of the General Assembly. You can do that by registering here. I always think it is a good idea to be aware not only of what is happening at the local level, but also what is going on at the denominational level, and this is a wonderful opportunity for us to do just that.

Upcoming Events:
  • Sunday, June 5, following our 11:00 a.m. Worship Service – Presbyterian Pints at Big Beach Brewing

Weekly Events:
  • THIS WEEK WE WILL MEET VIA ZOOM ONLY: Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. Hybrid Bible Study (in person and via Zoom)
  • This week’s Lectionary Scriptures: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-21; John 17:20-26
  • To join via Zoom, click this link. If prompted, use the passcode that follows.
  • Meeting ID: 819 5139 8375; Passcode: 846358
  • To call in on your phone, dial (312) 626-6799 and enter the meeting ID and password when prompted.

As always, you are welcome to reach out to me via email, text or phone with any needs or just to chat!

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
Rev. Chrisy Ennen, (618) 980-9899
"Let all that you do be done in love.”
I Corinthians 16:14

Rev. Chrisy Ennen

Minister of Word and Sacrament

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