From the Pastor’s Pen
Summer is upon us. My favorite part of summer is the longer days, the sunshine, rainstorms, and the laid-back attitude of many during these days. I am even more grateful this year than in the past to be able to be among friends and family for summer activities. I feel blessed.
I pray you also are feeling blessed. This is a full summer for me, and I pray your summer is scheduled just the way you would like it to go, either a calendar packed full of gatherings or taking a laid-back and see what develops attitude. In any circumstance, enjoy.
I love the old Yiddish proverb, “We plan, God laughs.” As you plan your summer, leave enough room for God to adjust your summer plans to accommodate the Spirit’s movement. In the middle of our planning, God is at work and we should still be available, as always, to work for God this summer. Make accommodation for the interrupts of God.
One of the plans on the horizon, during our outdoor summer worship, is a preaching series on the Gems of the Bible. We will be exploring some of the smaller books of the Old Testament starting with the book of Ruth. We will also explore Esther, Proverbs, Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Malachi. These books are little nuggets that shine with wisdom.
Open your Bibles this summer and refresh your knowledge of all these books have to offer in our walk of faith. See you in the parking lot at 9am Sunday mornings to walk through these books together. While you’re here, listen for God’s laugh as we make our plans.
This summer and always, enjoy the weather and enjoy our God. Amen
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