Sometimes it seems that everything happens at once. I’m sure you’re familiar with this phenomenon. Life moves along in a routine sort of pace, nothing unusual, nothing particularly exciting. Then…. everything happens at once.
This Sunday is one of those “everything happening at once” kinds of days at FUMCC. It’s the Fourth of July weekend, obviously, which means that many of our families may be away for holiday (keeping in mind that holiday is rooted in “holy day” let me invite you to watch the stream of the 11:05 service on the church website). As I am writing, Hurricane Arthur is headed our way – by Sunday all should be well here but we will be praying for friends on the coast (and considering responses if need be). It is the first Sunday of the month, so we will gather at the Table and share in the Lord’s Supper, a fitting thing to do as we say farewell to Alice with one last “thank you” for a job well done. Finally, we welcome our new Pastor of Christian Formation, Martha McLean, and our new Director of Music Ministry, Kerry Johnston, into our life and onto our staff.
And, yes, by the way there will be a sermon (albeit brief) as we continue to share “Family Stories.” This week we’ll hear a bit of the story of Hagar and Ishmael from Genesis 21:8-21. It is a painful story, but one we need to retell in order not to repeat.
See… everything happening at once. I hope to see you at the happening place. Until then, have a blessed and safe holiday.
Grace and peace.