I can’t believe it is August 20. It feels like August just started! Even in the middle of this weird summer the sudden rush up to September seems to be happening. All around the church there is a drumbeat of progress and forward movement. Your mission study team is meeting TODAY and hopes to finish its work on the mission study. The next steps are for our Session and the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry to approve it. Your Reopening Task Force is finalizing its recommendations to Session with a plan and metrics for when and how to do a phased reopening. Session meets next week with a full agenda!
Then coming quickly after that, starting one month from today is Immerse—our congregation-wide read through the New Testament. You’ll find information, resources and more on our website very soon. A key part of this experience is talking about what you are reading with others—joining a group. Some of our existing groups are choosing to discuss Immerse together during this 8 weeks, and others are forming new “book clubs” to discuss. Either way, I hope you will join a group. What a great way to connect with others and to learn from one another!
This Sunday in worship we will turn to Paul’s remarkable description of Jesus’ Upside Down Victory. I hope you can join us in worship—either live on Facebook Live OR YouTube, or whenever is convenient for you during the week.
Blessings to you as the drumbeat of September builds for all of us!