From the Pastor's Pen

Suddenly it seems that summer is fast escaping. The days are beginning to be noticeably shorter and the changing seasons are becoming more evident. We were blessed on Sunday with beautiful weather for our outdoor service. The temperature was delightful, abundant sunshine and even the mosquitos seemed to cooperate by their absence. We are blessed to have this incredible pavilion and thanks to those who helped set up and put away chairs tables etc. and to Guy for the sound system that helps our worship experience.  


Kudos to Courtney for her hard work and imagination creating “Jesus Camp”, Vacation Bible School. Thanks also to all the helpers both adult and confirmands from last year and this year. It was story time and craft time, snack time and prayer time, all woven together in a creative camping theme. Great job!  


We now prepare, and look forward to the Pork Chop and Chicken Dinner on August 25th. This all church event is a great community gathering and has long been a part of St John’s. We welcome and encourage everyone to help however they can to make it a successful venture. Sign up sheets are evident for nearly every aspect of this event and your help is greatly appreciated.  


Perhaps this too is a reminder of the changing seasons as it comes just before the Labor Day weekend and some schools have already begun classes. We pause and wonder where our summer went as we again settle into familiar routines.  


We are blessed, here in this place called Harmony, to be the church, reaching out to share the Good News in whatever way possible, whether it is through Vacation Bible School or being one with nature in our outdoor worship area. Maybe it’s the fellowship of the Pork chop and Chicken Dinner or serving with the local food pantry. Maybe it’s a particularly meaningful worship experience through music or message that speaks to us. We are blessed and it is our joy to share those blessings as we live our faith here in Harmony.

  

Blessings and Love,   

                           Pastor Dave