It was good to have a large turnout for Confirmation and Pentecost last Sunday. We are blessed to have such a supportive relationship honoring their accomplishments and encouraging their involvement and participation. To use a baseball analogy. We need to continue developing our “farm team” of future leaders. Who or what group is willing to step up and guide or solicit leaders and programs for summer Sunday School and VBS?
Having 15 people gather on a rainy night to play bags together indicates our desire to have fun and be together. It was a great start for the season! I have always been a firm believer that God picks the right people at the right time for the tasks at hand – aaand equips them for the occasion. God both calls and equips but requires us to respond, to answer, to be willing to accept the challenge.
As we approach the 150 year celebration, we will need planners, visioners, leaders and followers, workers, and enablers. This is a great opportunity to engage the entire church and community in a milestone of faith and recognition of St. John’s legacy and continuing presence and purpose in the community.
This is a time to show and share that the light on the hill still shines brightly as beacon and bastion for the traveler, the seeker, and the faithful. Let’s take this occasion to honor our heritage, celebrate today and claim our future. The faith of our forebears, fathers, and mothers, has brought us to this place. May we faithfully move into the future in Harmony with God as our guide and Jesus as our savior.
What gifts and graces will you share as we honor the past and prepare for the future? How can we frame the faith of our fathers, the foundation for the future, as a building block, a launching pad for future generations? What legacy do we wish to leave them, our children, and grandchildren? Points to ponder.
Blessings and Love,
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