I pray that your summer is going great. I must say mine is flying by. It is hard to imagine that it will be August this Sunday and school will start in just a couple of weeks. As much as I have enjoyed the quiet and slower pace of the summer, I am looking forward to seeing how the church operates during the school year, with all of its activities and ministries in full gear. This week we will be bringing back the commitment cards. We will be asking everyone to fill one out and to leave it on their pew as they go. These are a huge help for us, as we can take attendance and we can reach out to guests without singling them out and making them feel embarrassed or put on the spot.
I continue to share some of the fundamentals of faith. We have talked about prayer and mission, God’s love for us, and our love for Him. We will continue this week in the challenge to love others. We will be looking at Luke 10 and the familiar parable that Jesus shares to help us understand who our neighbor is.