St. Paul’s Church Pony Express RUN gets underway this coming Sunday, November 12. At Announcement time following our 10:00a.m. Holy Eucharist, Kim Boelling, one of our General Managers, will demonstrate how to use the Saddlebag and relay it to the next home. During the Pony Express Pot-luck Breakfast which follows immediately after our late worship service, the Trail Bosses will be commissioned.
The relay of the Saddlebags among our mobile members will begin early Sunday afternoon. Each Saddlebag bears the names and addresses of the families/individuals in a given geographical area, who become Route Riders in that area.
When you receive the Saddlebag, take time to read the Scripture text, prayers and other material inside your enclosure envelope, then fill out the Estimate of Giving Card, seal it in your enclosure envelope, insert in the Saddlebag pouch, and then hand-carry the Bag to an adult member of the family whose name appears below your own on the Route List attached to the Bag strap.
We urge you to use and relay the Saddlebag within 24 hours after it is handed to you.
The teamwork necessary for the Pony express RUN to be a success is similar to that of the Pony Express of more than a century ago. Each rider knew he could count on the next rider to relay the mail (in our case, “church” mail) to its next destination.
We are grateful to those members who have agreed to serve as our Trail Bosses and help supervise the relay of the Saddlebags. Each Trail Boss will oversee the Route Riders in his/her area.
A spirit of friendly competition is likely to arise among our Trail Bosses, with each eager to see that his or her Route “run” is completed first.
Attend this coming Sunday morning to participate in the official start of the PONY EXPRESS RUN.
Father Al Jewson
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.