Saturday, May 30

Good morning, dear church,

It is beautiful out there and promises to be a sunny, cheery weekend in North Wales. Blessed are those who have pools near their homes, unless those pools are mysteriously drained overnight, as happened recently in the Miller household (see attached picture). Last year we had a gathering with youth at the Miller pool and a lot of fun with DJ’s Ben and Ken, an abundance of food (of course), and numerous people trying to conquer the blow-up ketchup bottle, so slippery that no one was able to sit on it… Good times! Unfortunately for James and Lisa, it’s a deep pool that holds a lot of water.

I would like to introduce you to another one of our youth who has completed his confirmation years and has written a reflection on his time in confirmation. Meet Holden B., who was reported “lost” for a number of years. I am just kidding, but it felt like that to me. The B. family joined our church almost ten years ago. I had the honor to officiate at the marriage ceremony for Joe and Michele. Joe has two sons from a previous marriage, Dylan and Holden, and Michele and Joe added another son, Nathan. Then big changes took place. Dylan and Holden moved to live with their mother in upstate Pennsylvania, way up north near the New York State border, and I would see the boys only every six weeks or so when they were visiting their dad. It was sad because I liked both. Then two years ago all of a sudden Holden returned (thank you, Holden!), and he was immediately enrolled in confirmation and youth group and quickly became very comfortable in that setting, developing a number of friendships. I can tell you that Holden is a good worker because I observed his work habits on our Mission trip to Puerto Rico last year. In fact, the attached picture comes from that trip.  Holden likes to finish his work and relishes the feeling of getting something done. He is a very practical person. As most of our students this year he is not big on writing and reflecting, but with some encouragement, he did a very nice job. You can hear his speech via the link below.    

We are looking forward to our recording this afternoon with friends from Puerto Rico: Pastor Sharon, Celiannette Tirado and Manuel Lopez. As always, the service will be posted tomorrow morning. Enjoy!

Mrs. B’s Children’s Hour will take place every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., starting on June 7. We encourage our families with young children to take advantage of this interactive program and to tell your neighbors with children about it.    

Also, please don’t forget the Red Cross Blood Drive on June 8. Specific precautions are being taken and have been described in recent emails. Drive Details: Date: June 8th, Times:  2 – 7 PM;


As always, be blessed and be safe!

Pastor Andreas Wagner