Dear St. John’s,
Sometimes, spring can feel a bit like that famous Charles Dickens line: the best of times, the worst of times.
The flowers and burgeoning trees are beautiful and life-affirming. But for those of us with allergies, their proliferation of airborne pollen is less welcome.
Growth can be like that. We want it, we embrace it, it can be very beautiful. But growth also can bring growing pains and change, which challenge us.
This Sunday, we will plant perennial flowers at St. John’s – one for each pledge in our fall fundraising stewardship campaign. They’re a symbol of our commitment to our church and its ministries as well as our desire for and commitment to growth.
Let our garden continue to remind us of our pledge to grow in faith and love. Let it inspire us to stay the course, even if we must endure a little pollen in the process.
Please join us on Sunday in planting our flowers. Bring a trowel or shovel if you have one. And feel free to wear your gardening clothes to church!
Hope to see you there.
P.S. – Next Sunday, May 28, we will begin work at the end of coffee hour on our parish quilt for the tricky tray. Everyone from novices to experienced sewers is welcome to help. See attached flyer.
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