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A Letter from Pastor Mary


October 2017

Dear Church Family:

Today the unseasonable heat has moved on and it is a gorgeous, clear, crisp fall day. What a wonderful world God has created for our enjoyment!

We have so many opportunities for you in this new fall season! Please join us in this next week or two for: 

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st is a BIG DAY! First of all, it’s World Communion Sunday!!! Please help us celebrate by wearing or bringing something that represents your ethnic heritage! ALSO, it will be your last chance to contribute to turning my hair blue! Contribute to the CROP walk to raise $1000 and I will come to church on Sunday, October 15 with BLUE HAIR! I’ve never colored my hair, so this will be my first foray into the wild world of hair dye, so do your part to MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!! I hope any of our fitness members will join the Blue Grass Presbyterian Church CROP walking team!!! Registration is at 1 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park and the six mile walk commences at 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. we will be celebrating St. Francis’s Feast Day with a PET BLESSING Service. Our pets are a sign of God’s love to us! Join us in saying “Thank you” to God for our pets. Important note: Pets must be on leashes or in crates. You may also represent your pet if you are unsure about bringing him/her. We will meet at the front doors of the church, or in case of inclement weather, we will meet in the hallway. 

Wedding bells are ringing! Tracy Smyser and David Curry invite you to join them as they celebrate together in a Service of Christian Marriage! The service is Sunday, October 8, at 9:30 a.m. Stay after the service for wedding cake and coffee! 

During the month of October we will be collecting NEW underwear, socks, bras, and long johns for the 27 various shelters in the Quad City area. This effort is the ONLY way our brothers and sisters in need have been able to get the undergarments we all take for granted. BLUE GRASS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH has historically been undefeated in collecting the greatest number of articles across the whole Quad Cities. Let’s blow everyone away with our generosity again this year! God bless you and God bless your gifts!!!!! 

As the month continues, we’ll have more and more special events – look inside for more! In the meantime, lots of regular activities are up and running – Men’s Breakfast, Choir, Midweek Coffee, Sunday school…. See you there! 

Yours in love and service, 


The Rev. Dr. Mary N. Pugh