This past Sunday was my first Sunday at my new church job at Faith Lutheran Church in Middletown. It was a blast, and there was a lot of energy and excitement around trying new things and inviting new people. So, here’s my invitation to you! Beginning this Wednesday (Oct 1), we will be having a weekly vespers service at Faith. This mid-week worship concept is an opportunity to try some new things in a more informal worship setting. For the next six weeks, we will be using Kent Gustavson’s “Mountain Vespers” liturgy, which is in a bluegrass style. (To learn a bit more about Kent’s inspiration for writing this, watch his Ted Talk.) I have had the pleasure of playing mandolin for this liturgy dozens of times now, carrying it with me from DC to camp to Yale and now to Middletown. It is a blast to play and sing, and I would love to share it with you! Please consider joining us on one (or many) of the upcoming Wednesdays! Dinner at 6pm, worship at 7pm. All are welcome!