I want to thank you all for the warm welcome you have given me in my time here. Whether it is through praying, talking, worship directing, meal serving, paper-filing or handshaking, this congregation has been ready and willing to do what it takes to get our new relationship off on the right track. I am so grateful for the support you all have shown me so far during this transition.
As a congregation of God’s people looking around our nation this last month has been heartbreaking. Dis-aster, anger and fear seem to be running rampant. I have had so many conversations about the collective grief that is seeping into our lives. The thing is, it is a good thing to be upset by all that is happening. Being upset means we still care, being upset means we still have a conscience. Being upset, when we witness evil, or despair means that we know this is not how God intended the world to be. We are called in our baptism to be God’s hands and feet on this earth, God is going to get God’s work done. This is a promise we can cling to. God is going to get God’s work done, and we are called to be the ones that do it. So we can operate as upset Christians, as loving Christians, actively working to bring about God’s ways on earth. We do this by praying together, worshiping together, and working together. We do this by standing up against hate and standing up for the underdog. We do this by loving others as God loves us.
Calling all All Saints’ Ministry Teams and committees! I would love to learn more about the work you do and how I can be involved. Please don’t be shy to let me know when your meetings are or drop in for conversation. Together we can do God’s work!