Rumor has it that Thomas Edison once said: "Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Though scholars agree
Edison probably wasn't the first to articulate that thought, Edison was
certainly a man who embraced opportunity - inventing light bulbs and motion
pictures and some thousand other inventions.
September 28 from 10:30 to noon - we are celebrating an Opportunity Fair
in our Center for Ministry. You'll be invited to investigate some 50 different ways you can get
involved in the life of Holy Shepherd this Fall. Educational opportunities. Service
opportunities. Musical opportunities. Social opportunities. Prayerful opportunities.
Exercise opportunities. Multi-generational opportunities. Even travel opportunities!
Though some of these opportunities may look like 'fun' to you, many of them look
like work. For instance, serving at Loaves and Fishes may 'look like work' - doing food prep
and dishes at a community kitchen. but people who get involved at Loaves and Fishes
say it is meaningful work that they discover over time to be 'fun'! Likewise, singing
with one of our music teams may 'look like work' to an outsider, but to those on the
inside it is fun. Even being a Sunday School teacher can be fun to those who invest
their time and attention to helping our younger members grow in their faith.
Join at our 9:30 a.m. worship experience on Sunday, August 28th. Then head on
over to the Center for Ministry and discover some new ways that opportunity
might be knocking at your door.
Rally Day is happening!
We will be returning to two services (8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship &
10:45 a.m. Celebrations Worship) and resuming Sunday School at 9:50 a.m.
After second service September 11 there will be a BBQ and Fellowship Challenge.
Please submit a fact about yourself as a way for the community to learn
something interesting about you! Contact Pastor Josh at
or fill out the slip of paper provided during coffee hour.
Also, please bring a side dish or dessert to share at the BBQ. Invite a friend to join you!
Holy Hikers (Strollers)
John Pomidor is organizing another walking tour for August 27. This one will be
a tour for HSLC with Len Holmes, who leads walking tours in San Francisco
in his spare time.
This tour will be "Fisherman's Wharf for Locals." It includes history and spots
that tourist don't get to learn about!
More details will follow, but feel free to contact John in the meantime if you
have any questions. RSVP" will be necessary.
Enroll Now for Holy Christian Preschool
Fall enrollments are now taking place and there is availability in both preschool classes.
The Tuesday/Thursday class is adapted for the younger children two and three-year old.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday class is adapted for 3.5 to 5-yars old children. If you know
of anyone who is interested, please have them contact Miss Susie at school, 925-254-3429.
Women's Bible Study - Bible and Lunch Bunch
Gospel of Luke - Part 2
Women's Bible Study meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Center for Ministry.
Dates are 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17.
bible and Lunch Bunch meets on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. at local restaurants on the following dates:
9/11, 10/2, 10/23, 11/20, 12/11.