Trying to be helpful to Ann Damon, I was tidying up a church flowerbed and cut off armloads of what I thought were spent daffodil greens. In fact they are brand new day lily greens. Yikes! When I confessed to Ann, she said, “Well, nothing to worry about. They’ll come back. Remember the life is in the roots.” And my heart said, “Yes.”
The life is always in the roots and the roots of our life together are our prayers for one another. From our prayers grows ministry and fellowship, activity and affection. They bloom and fade according by the persistence of our prayer.
As our new deacon set gathered last night - we restated the twin task of UBC deacon; to foster the spiritual health of our life together, primarily through prayer, and do the leg work of UBC’s commitment to serve the poor in our local community. Both demand selflessness, courage and a sense of humor. It begins, ends and is shot through the middle with prayer. Please do not fail to prayer for them and for me even as we pray for you.
Finally, big cheers and many thanks to outgoing deacons Gwenette Gaddis and Becky Underwood. They served with dedication and much patience as their terms extended by several months. Thank them when you see them. Better yet - go out of your way to send them a note of gratitude.
peace & prayers, pastor annette