Hard though it is to believe, summer is nearing its end: schools are starting up, vacations are drawing to a close, and the weather is ever-so-gently turning cooler. Which means that it is time for the full program and liturgical year to start once again at Holy Comforter! On September 11, we will return to our regular Sunday schedule of Eucharists at 8:00, 9:00 and 11:15; we will welcome back the choirs; and we will commence Church School, Youth Group and Adult Forum. We are titling that day "Homecoming Sunday," and are going to be fortunate to offer a couple of special opportunities and experiences that day, including an intergenerational activity in the Great Room during the 10:00 hour to which all are encouraged to come. We will have a special guest artist-an alumna of the parish, so to speak-who will perform during the 9:00 Eucharist as part of our Homecoming festivities. So make every effort to be present as we kick off another wonderful, stimulating, Spirit-filled year!