From the Pastor's Desk

Kim's Kolumn ~ September 2012
Here we are, headed into the fall, full steam ahead. It seems like we just met a few weeks ago! I recently wished some of my friends good luck as they head back to seminary, and was put in mind of the days when I thought I might never get done. I took a picture of the boys on their first day back to school, and then pulled up an old photo of the three of them standing together six years ago on the first day of school. The time really does fly.

Our Ephesians 5 passage from a few Sundays ago reminds us to “Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time.” For me, that includes taking time to rest and refresh. While I was at a conference the last week of August, meaning that much of the time was full, I also made some intentional space for my own spiritual refreshment while I was in North Carolina. It is important to do that, so that we can renew our relationship with God and gain the strength we need to do the work Christ calls us to.

Also important is making time to serve others. Christ constantly called on his disciples and on the people he met to take care of those who were “the least of these.” There are many ways in which you can serve others, through supporting the church and volunteering your time, and through the church’s ongoing mission and ministry to the world. On September 16th, you will have the opportunity to find ways to give some of your time and talents in serving the church so that the church can serve the world. The Involvement Fair will give you an opportunity to see how the new committee structure is working, but even more than that, it will give you the chance to say how your gifts and skills can best meet the needs of the church and the community around us. Some of these ways may be old, some new, or some new to you. I invite and encourage you to be in prayer about how God may be calling you to make the most of your time, discerning how you might be called at this time to serve.

Peace be with you,

Pastor Kim
Posted on 06 Sep 2012 by Pastor Kim
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