Dear St. John’s,
Somehow, the August insects always sound different to my ears. They remind me that, even as we continue to enjoy hot sunny days and beautiful flowers, summer is winding down. Autumn is on its way.
Sometimes we know change is coming. But sometimes it arrives abruptly. I’ve been reminded of that repeatedly in the last few weeks, as I’ve received word of sudden deaths at St. John’s and elsewhere. In the news, we see devastating wildfires in Hawai’i, a coup in Niger, political assassination in Ecuador.
Through it all, we are comforted by the steadfastness of the God whose love for us never changes and by Jesus’ promise to be with us always. We remember that we remain in God’s care, no matter what happens.
May we cherish our days together and trust that God will guide us through whatever changes are in our future.
P.S. – Don’t forget that this Sunday we collect food for the local food pantry. We also will offer healing prayers after the worship service at the altar rail.
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