Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
P.O. Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528
609-921-8895

Pastor’s Message – Rev. Sharyl Dixon

 JULY/AUGUST, 2018

Kingston Presbyterian Church

Where we seek to Welcome, Grow and Serve!

Summer more than any other season is a season where our faith is on the Go! (I’m so pleased that our Faith on the Go boxes and packets have been such a success. If you haven’t picked one up there are still a few to claim in the Assembly Room.) The reality of life is our faith is always on the go. At work, on the playground, down the shore, on vacation, on the porch, alongside our friends, our family, our neighbors, our faith is always on the go.

We have a world that is hurting in so many different corners and we know others are in need of God’s care, God’s love and God’s peace. As we go about our summers in between Sundays we have opportunities to live our faith, to put our faith into actions and claim Jesus is with us and for us, and for those who God puts in our paths.

Our packets and Faith to Go boxes have our Flat Jesus. Flat Jesus is silly but also a great reminder that Jesus is with us, ALWAYS. Jesus is wherever we go and with us in all the situations and places of our lives. Remembering this gives us comfort, courage and call!

Doesn’t that sound like Jesus in Matthew 28, “18 Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything  I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Richard Halverson has a lovely benediction that I think reminds us to take our faith to go and share it widely and wildly!  Wherever you go, God is sending you! Wherever you are, God has put you there. God has a purpose in your being there. Christ who indwells you has something He wants to do through you where you are! Believe this and go in Christ’s grace and love and power!

As you read, enjoy the sun, write letters, raise your voice for justice, hike, care for others, pick veggies from the garden, enjoy meals and conversations, worship and play. Your faith and our God is with you! May the Holy Spirit meet us where we are, call us into new ways to love and grow and serve this summer!       

~Peace, Pastor Sharyl