I'd like to start by mentioning that Laurelton will be hosting a Halloween party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30-7:00 pm. We'll have refreshments like donuts and cider, along with candy. We're hoping people will stop by to tricker treat with kids or just to visit. All are welcome, so I hope you can stop by. If you'd like to donate cider, candy, decorations or something else for the festivities you can email me or just drop things by on Wednesday during supper and scripture or Saturday or Sunday at church.
Today's reading is a charming story about Jesus as a boy. I always think how anxious Mary and Joseph must have been. I would love for our church, and every church, to be a place where kids feel at home and able to ask questions. That's what I want for everyone in the community, in fact. May we always be welcoming and always learning.