News for the Church, 10/1/21

Good afternoon, Church:

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! The leaves are starting to show their colors and the air is crisp and clear. I hope you take some time to enjoy the glories of the season! 

I don’t have much to share with you today, so this will be short and sweet. 

Mary Ellen Frackenpohl Memorial

Tomorrow we look forward to celebrating and remembering the life of Mary Ellen Frackenpohl. The service will be held at the church at 2pm, and include special music from Keilor Kastella, Brian Dunbar, the Lunts, and Julie Miller. And the Rev. Scott Barton will be with us as well. 

George Davis Interment 

Next Saturday, Oct. 9th, you are invited to attend the committal service for George Davis, to be held at the A. George Davis park at Clarkson University, at 2pm. 

Support for our Nurses and Janitors

For those of you joining in to help put together care packages for the nurses at CPH, we will be meeting together on Sunday following the worship service. 

I’m not sure when else in life so many different worshipping communities would find reason to come together to work on a project like this, but this is one of the silver linings of the pandemic. Nine congregations are joining in to offer support and encouragement to over 140 nurses and janitors at the hospital. Presbyterians, Catholics, Mormons, Christian Scientists, Muslims, Methodists, Jews, and Unitarian Universalists from both Potsdam and Canton are working together to make this happen! Thanks be to God! 

Friends, if you are struggling this week with life– whether because of Covid or because of your own personal struggles– I invite you to bring your struggles and your sorrows to God, who meets us where we’re at and offers us comfort and strength. 

Jesus says to us:

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

~Matthew 11:28-29

May you find rest for your weary soul this day. 

Pastor Katrina