Sunday was as beautiful a church day as I can remember. Undeterred by heat and not a few bugs, you gathered joyfully in celebration of Emily’s baptism. Special thanks to Carl Briggs for making all the meal details work so perfectly. Thanks to Erika for the beautiful photography. See her Facebook page for more.
The blessings of a long pastorate are too easily taken for granted I think. Emily and her brother, here reading the blessing at his sister’s baptism, are two more congregants whose births, dedications and baptisms I’ve been allowed to share. Observing how much faster we humans grow physically and mentally than we grow spiritually never ceases to amaze me. The
sacred honor of being invited to witness it never ceases to humble me. You are more patient with me than I deserve, and I’m more grateful than I’m prone to say.
Despite the heat I can feel the summer is winding down. With the fall comes another year of ministry among the best people I know. Soon we’ll begin our 51st year as a congregation. I am so excited to see what God will call us to do next.
~ peace & prayers,