First and foremost, Ernest and Emily will be baptized this Sunday. It will be a wonderful moment, when we hear God’s promise to these two young children our community loves so much, and we will get to affirm our love for them, and for Sarah and Sheila. Baptism unites them to Christ’s death and Christ’s life, and it therefore unites them to us. It’s a day of rejoicing—so come and sing out loud.
Also, the New York Restoration Project has been hard at work in our garden, replacing the trees we had to cut down, planting a native species garden bed, and building raised beds for vegetable growing. Come by to say hello to the new party tree, a young red maple next to the fence. It’s going to need to be watered a lot, and be shown a lot of TLC—remember, it’s just a young tree, and it needs support.
You’ll see that we have three new benches, and, I think a more useful area for our gatherings. The NYRP will finish the restoration next week, and on Christ the King Sunday, November 22nd, we will begin our service with a Garden Blessing.
If you’re interested in getting a plot in the raised bed to grow vegetables, let me know.
Finally, I invite all of you to a Kristallnacht Discussion on November 9th, here at OSA. Arne Zimmel will be sharing his story, and we will have an interfaith dialogue about Anti-Semitism and the Lutheran role in it with our friends from the Fort Tryon Jewish Center. That’s at 7:00 p.m.