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Rally Sunday 2019

Rally Sunday, September 8, 2019

  8:30 am – Low Mass (Rite I)
  9:30 am – Great Gathering in the Narthex
10:30 am – Sung Mass (St Columba Choir)
11:30 pm – Parish Lunch on the Lawn 
 

Join us on September 8 for "Rally Sunday" as we begin another wonderful year of Sunday school for all ages!  The morning will be filled with energy, excitement, fellowship, and opportunity.  Between the 8:30 and the 10:30 Masses, we will have The Great Gathering in the narthex.  All youth, teen, and adult Sunday school groups will rally in the narthex under the banner of "Reckless Love" before moving off to their respective classrooms.  Our theme for the fall continues to revolve around the "Reckless Love of God," and Rally Sunday will embody fully the spirit of theoverwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.  It will be an incredible morning.

Age 3 - 5th Grade:  Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is the foundation of formation for all children ages 3 through 5th grade.  Level 1 is for 3-5 year olds.  Level 2 is for those in 1st through 3rd grade.  Level 3 is for those in 4th and 5th grade.

Middle & High School:  Focusing on belief, community, and mission, this exciting interweaving of Scripture, sacramental formation, and youth ministry will be the focus of our middle and high school program.  The goal of this program is to help teens navigate the complexities of their lives with faith as their foundation while calling on the love and hope experienced in the Christian community to lead them into young adulthood.  Much like the structures of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, this will be a hands on formation program that will give teenagers practical applications of faith and opportunities to deepen their relationship with God through their growing closer to one another in community.

Adults:  A number of opportunities come together to form our Adult Formation Program.  The Sunday morning Rector's forum, mid-week Bible study, Sunday evening small groups, and seasonal retreats and workshops come together to help us along our Spiritual journey.  Whether you may just be beginning your journey, or perhaps you are looking to grow deeper in faith, there is an opportunity for you this fall!  Each aspect of our adult ministry seeks to meet us wherever we are and guide us into a closer relationship with God, who formed us and calls us as His own.

Lunch on the Lawn” is an annual tradition for Rally Sunday.  Everyone is invited to a parish luncheon that begins at 11:30 pm.  The Knights of Columba will be doing the cooking:  hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, and beverages. Everyone is invited to bring a salad, dessert, or other side dish to share.

Plan to make a day of it and join us for Sunday school, a festive Eucharist, and parish luncheon.  Rally Sunday is great way to see before us all of the the excitement and energy of our parish as we live out our mission to be a "holy place where love is found, all are named, and hearts are set free to change the world."