An Enote from Rodney

Friday September 30, 2016

An eNote from Rodney

Dear Trinity Congregation,

Next Sunday, October 9, will be our annual Fall Festival. This event has become a real favorite of ours. We are doing a few things differently this year. We will start at 2 and go to 5. The Trinity Strings will still play and we will still have a chili cook-off to see whose name will join Vicki Biggers and Mike Pruett on the Trinity Cup as Chili Champion. This year we are going to have Fried Chicken as our main dish which will be provided by the church along with tea. We would like for you to bring a side.

Andrew needs a little help with the Festival. We need cakes donated for the Cake Walk, help setting up the Festival and taking it down, we need help judging the Chili Cook-Off and we need help serving. There will be a signup sheet in the hallway behind the sanctuary on Sunday morning where you can sign up. You can also call the church 828-253-5471 and offer your help. You can call Lee at ext.101 or Andrew at ext.112. Thank you for your help.

Here are some other dates:

  • Sunday October 16: Trinity will host incoming Bishop Paul Leeland as he introduces himself to our Conference. The service is at 3:00 pm with a reception to follow.

  • Saturday October 29: Nolan Anthony will present a Halloween Organ Concert with. Awe-inspiring music. You are even invited to come in costume. There will be a reception after the concert.

  • Sunday November 6: The Methodist Men’s Warm Morning Breakfast. Admission by Donation with proceeds going to families in need of heating assistance. 8-9:30 am.

  • Sunday November 6: Asheville Area Methodist Churches meet at Groce UMC for a Celebration of church life and ministry.

We are having some wonderful suppers on Wednesday evenings. You are invited to join. Fill.out the slip in the bulletin or call Lee in the office to sign up for it. $5 per person and no more, than $20 for a family. 828-253-5471.ext.101. The proceeds are going into a music fund that will purchase an additional octave of bells for the bell choir.

When Jesus told the disciples if they just had faith as little as a mustard seed that they could move mountains around, did he mean they didn’t have enough faith or that a little faith was all they needed or did he mean that mountains in Israel were not very big and easy to move or what? If I can figure that out myself I’ll let you know on Sunday. The lectionary Gospel lesson for Sunday is Luke 17:5-10. Actually Jesus talks about faith moving Mulberry bushes in Luke. It’s in Matthew 17:20 that he talks about faith moving mountains but mountains sounds more dramatic than Mulberry bushes.

The game on Saturday is #3 Louisville vs. #5 Clemson. It’s at 8 pm on Saturday on ABC so too late for me but Louisville is on fire and Clemson is playing well. This should be fun. Carolina plays Florida State at 3:30 and State plays Wake at 3:30. I’ll watch Penn State at Minnesota if I can get the Big Ten Network. I’ve got a thing for Baylor also. It’s a Baptist school and they have some very good theologians in their Divinity School. Two of them were trained at Duke by Stanley Hauerwas so I’ve started pulling for their sports teams. There is some logic there. I’ll see you on Sunday morning and I look forward to it.