Monday, August 18, 2008

The Students Are Coming! The Students Are Coming!

Move-in starts this week and pretty soon the streets of East Lansing will be back to their crowded school year selves. And we will be seeing students checking out All Saints and the Canterbury-MSU ministry. Already, yesterday in church, a couple of grad students visited and worshipped with us.

All Saints plays host to the MSU students in several ways. First, by welcoming them when they show up on a Sunday morning looking homesick and confused. (As you welcomed me some 30 years ago when I showed up as a freaked-out freshman far from home.) And also by hosting the Canterbury-MSU student ministry for worship each Sunday at 5, and by providing a home for Chaplain Sarah in our rectory (and a great hang-out space that she has set up for the students in the rec room there).

The CMSU ministry needs COOKS to make dinners for the students this fall. Also, mark your calendars for the Fall Feast fundraising dinner for Canterbury on October 10. This fundraiser makes the annual mission trip (Alternative Spring Break) possible for the students. Please call the church office (351-7160) if you'd like to make a dinner one Sunday night.

And know that you are always welcome to worship with Canterbury at 5 p.m. on Sundays. So if you can't make it to church on Sunday morning, Sarah will be very pleased to see you on Sunday afternoon.


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