The school year routine is coming to an end. The older I get the more I enjoy routines. There has already been a change in the activities I am involved in around the church. With the completion of a great year of confirmation, I move now to the regular irregularity of summer church programming. We will have less of a routine, and sometimes it feels like a potpourri of activities. My favorite activities include the “hands on mission” opportunity that summer brings.
We begin June with Vacation Bible School (Sunday through Thursday nights from 5:30 -8:15) on Sunday May 31. I love to watch the children interact with the adults and with the Bible Stories. Such fun happens, and such JOY is present. We will once again host the community Summer Lunch Program, open to anyone who would like to share a free meal and some conversation. We especially invite children who have no one at home to cook a noon meal, or lower income families that would like a place to eat so their summer budget might stretch. We are also planning a trip to Kansas City to do some work, and we will be planning several opportunities to clean up Sheldon.
Summer is a time to take family vacations and reinvent ourselves. I hope that you will take some time to pray and re-create your relationship with Jesus over the summer, too. If you do not attend worship here, please find a place to be in community. We would welcome anyone who wants to worship with us during the summer and always.
I feel like I am rambling, but I ramble to remind you that Jesus loves you and wants to stay in a connection with you even when your routine is filled with irregular activities that summer brings. My main thing remains the main thing – Know God and Know Love/No God and No Love. Stay connected.