Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Cor 13:4-6 ESV
Literally THE most popular wedding passage, but is that why Paul wrote it? Come and join us on Sunday and find out. Meanwhile, why not carry a phrase or two from that passage in your head for the next few days and ask God to show you what love looks like in your life. Then let’s chew on this chapter together on Sunday morning!
It’s SO fun to be regularly meeting together again in person (and grateful we can also still zoom for those who need to remain socially distant or who live far away... we love you guys and can't wait to be in person with each of you as well). Deciding whether it’s going to be dry enough week by week is going to be our biggest challenge. So, for now we are hoping rainstorms confine themselves to overnight over the next few months! We won’t email/FB etc UNLESS we are shifting indoors to the Chapel - so no news is good news. Hope to see you soon in 'canopy church'! (Note: we are also monitoring our in-person numbers carefully week by week)
In other news:
THIS SUNDAY - don’t forget to plan to linger after church for the Parish meeting in person or on zoom (and THEN head out to brunch with a few friends!) It’ll be 30 minutes of catching up on family news and looking forward to the next few months. Do come - bring all your questions!
AND a few things you might like to sign up for:
Year-round small groups: the hiking group, mens power hour and women’s peace and power hour are all ongoing: sign up and turn up whenever you are able.
Little Lights Race Literacy: you will not regret it. Sign up today! Ask Liz, Emily D, Leigh, Connor, Lexi, Nancy and more for their input if you want more info!
Several people in our community are moving in the near future (fortunately locally!): if you know someone is going to move, why not ask them if you can bring them a meal in their first few days of being in their new home?
Do you have news to share? Why not drop me a text or email and let’s go for a walk or have a cup of tea! I’m now fully vaccinated - and am excited that the vast majority of our community is too. Grateful for herd immunity on the horizon :)
Your fond pastor,