God of This City

Happy August!

It has been a long, long time since I’ve stopped and written on our Family blog. I’ve been so busy running around with kids, youth and adults who are members, friends and neighbors of Holmeswood, our beloved church. Thank you for letting me be a part of your summer; see the photos below for where we went.

Coming Up:

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  • Blessing of the Backpacks in Worship: STUDENTS, Bring your backpack, satchel, tablet or laptop as a symbol of your school year. We will pray for you, your year, your school and teachers/staff as you get ready for the new school year.
  • Denver Mission Share Service – Our Denver Youth/College Team will be leading in Worship this week and sharing about the trip; you won’t want to miss all that we’ve learned. Please join us!
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Service Saturday

August 17, 7:30-10:00am at Colonial Presbyterian Church (9500 Wornall Rd)

Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry – help needed!

  • Sign up in the church Galleria or email Anna . holladay @holmeswood .org

 


And for some photos of the summer…

Here are some of the places I’ve traveled with you (thank you!):

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May 30-June 1: Budapest, Hungary with the Slovakia Mission Team

 

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June 1-8: Vazec, Slovakia mission team at the local school, teaching English through games, experiments, songs, stories and crafts
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June 16-22: CBF Fellows session, BWIM annual gathering and CBF General Assembly in Birmingham, AL

 

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June 24-27: We spent a week at 4D2nd Street Camp learning a musical. You dressed up like bugs, and I got to help make your costumes.
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July 8-12: Down this giant Slip ‘n Slide with foam at Camp Heartland [VBS] @ Holmeswood (Of course I slid down this!)

 

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July 21-27: Youth/College Mission Trip (theme: Economic Justice) with DOOR Network in downtown Denver, Colorado. We ate a lot of ice cream!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Tuesday!

Last Week of Summer Prayer

God, help me to enjoy every moment of scorching sun (with sunscreen on).

Help me to remember that rest is really important, as my summer break is ending and school/work begins.

Thank you for the days I had to spend time with my family, friends, summer counselors and others who have cared for me.

While not every day of summer break was perfect, thank you for teaching me lessons to be kind, patient, to share, to be a friend to the lonely, and to explore the beautiful Creation that you made.

Help me to be mindful that my words and actions are very powerful; they can hurt or help others.

Remind me daily that my attitude can shape my entire day. Staying positive and aware shapes the hope that I share with people each day.

Give me strength and patience to grow and learn how to be a helper and a light in this world.

Guide me as I go from summer break to long school days, remaining thankful for your love and quick to notice ways to share your love with others.

Amen.

~Laurel

 

 

 

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