On Sunday, August 25th, Dayspring will celebrate the Rev. L. Michael Kelley’s 37+ years as the leader of our music ministry. During his tenure he has provided inspired and soul-stirring organ music, nurtured our fine choral program and helped establish Dayspring’s superb reputation in the Valley. To honor him on his last Sunday, there will be one worship service starting at 10:00am. The combined choirs will sing some of the anthems they have blessed us with throughout the years. At the conclusion of the service, there will be a reception for Michael and Michelle in the Fellowship Hall.

We would like to show our appreciation for Michael and Michelle by presenting them with a collection of memories and love. A book will be compiled for them that will include written thoughts and memories from you. You should receive a 4×6 index card in the mail to write your messages, or you may print your own (cut down to 4×6 size). Additionally, included in the mailing is an envelope for a “love offering” retirement gift. You may place your card and envelope in the collection plate on any of the Sundays leading up to the 25th or drop them off in the church office. Finally, we are presenting Michael with a leather-bound United Methodist Hymnal that folks have signed – please be sure to sign your favorite hymn page. It’s available on the back table in the narthex on Sunday mornings and in the office during the week.

We have all been blessed by Michael and Michelle’s ministry among us and hope you will be able to join us in celebrating and thanking them.