Our Pastor’s Reflections
Welcome to June and the beginning of the summer season. Are you ready for a break from the pressure of the regular year? I love the invitation that comes with summer. Summer brings adventure and days to breathe in deeply and to be thoughtful about where we are going, if it is for ice cream, to church, to see a friend, to the library, to help in the garden, on vacation or for a Sunday drive.
This summer I’d like to invite you to be mindful about the journey. We often end up somewhere and aren’t sure how we got there because the journey is so rote. But this summer I’d like to invite you to a focused and intentional journey. This summer our theme will be “Walking with God”. The sermons from June 30th – September 1st will focus on road and God traveling with us stories.
Throughout the Bible we hear the stories of God walking with God’s people. This summer we as a congregation will be mindful of how God walks with us and how we walk with God. Through our worship, in our God Walks With Us journals, in weekly walking groups (Tuesday 7pm and/or Thursday 10am), Wednesday evenings in July, tracking our mileage and on our own, we will seek to be intentional about our walking with and alongside God.
Each day you are invited to walk with God and be mindful of where you see and experience God. Each week we may turn in our mileage for the previous week. Mileage can be accrued as you pray, offer kind acts, read and walk, plus tons of other things. The hope is that we will have a summer full of thoughtfulness, connection and care alongside our God, all the while growing our relationship and faith.
On June 9th, following worship and during refreshments, we will make banners for the summer, (wear sandals and be ready to add your foot prints) and you will be able to pick up your Summer Journals.
Isaiah 40:31 reminds us that, “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
May Isaiah 40:31 guide us this summer. May we walk with God and rest in the assurance that God walks with us. May we find strength and be encouraged.
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