“Get the Son back into your Summer”
Greetings to you in the name of Jesus!
I hope that your summer is going well. I am thankful that we have had a few sunny days even though much of June was rainy and cloudy. It makes us appreciate those few good days and offer thanks to God when we can be outside in his creation enjoying the blessings of summer.
I realize that during summer life gets crazy trying to cram a full year of outdoor activities and vacations into three months. In the midst of this busyness, my prayer for you is to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Stay connected at worship, if not here, someplace else. What a wonderful opportunity to visit a different church when on vacation. Perhaps you will be able to share new ideas and visions from your adventures. Be intentional and renewed as you gather at the Lord’s house with family and friends.
This summer the work of All Saints continues as we have several projects in the works and also look forward to the fall schedules. God’s work is never ending and summer is no exception. Right now preparations are being made in Christian education as we are looking for teachers and confirmation mentors for September. Outreach has several mission opportunities needing your support with the Military Troop Care packages being gathered until July 15th. Evangelism outreach is trying to knock on doors and inviting neighbors to church. We could use a boost of support from all of us to reach out to neighbors and invite them to worship. Ponderings with the Padre still has a remaining session on Monday evening as we compare and contrast others faith traditions and grow in our faith. We will be hosting outdoor worship and picnic on August 4th at Scott park in Omro. And we cannot forget the care of our church grounds as dedicated members care for the property, mow lawns, tackle worship projector projects, and look at options for maintaining the parking lot. All this in the midst of still waiting on the Holy Spirit to affirm your decision and diligence of calling a pastor. None of this can be accomplished alone. Your help is needed and a blessing. Together as the body of Christ we can do great things in Jesus name!
So I am challenging you as Jesus challenges us all, to pray about these matters, take time to worship and to seek the Lord in finding ways to serve. Together we are the body of Christ, hands to do his work, feet to run his errands, a voice to speak for him.
He has no hands but our hands to do his work today;
He has no feet but our feet to lead others in his way;
He has no voice but our voice to tell others how he died; and,
He has no help but our help to lead them to his side.
Walking by Faith,