June 2019 Newsletter
June 1, 2019, 8:00 AM

Grace and peace y’all!

The weather is getting warmer. School is over this month. Vacations and trips are soon to take place for many people. Relax. Breathe. You’re good.

Here’s my encouragement to you this summer, no matter if the weather is oppressive or discouraging; no matter if you’re busy or relaxing; no matter if you’re working or taking some time off; no matter what is going on in your life, give thanks to God.

Seriously. I think we sometimes forget to do that. We get caught up in the busyness of our lives and we forget that God is indeed present with us. We forget the promise, hope, grace, and love that God has given us through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. We forget.

Take moments to be in silent prayer. Set aside time to read and study. Peruse some books on faith that just might rekindle something you felt was lost inside you. Come to worship and be present with the community as we collectively give thanks for what God has done, is doing, and will do.

If you go on vacation, check out a place of worship in that area (pastor’s note: it is not a requirement to bring me a bulletin to ‘prove’ that you were worshipping somewhere else. Though, I do find it fun and cute when some of y’all do that 😉).

The summer months don’t usually bring that much ‘downtime’ in the life of the church, even though it might be a bit more ‘relaxed’ in some ways. We’ve got Confirmation Camp, VBS, Vision Retreats, and so much more heading our way this summer.

Remember to pause. Breath. Relax. Pray. Give thanks.

God is with y’all. Amen.

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