From the Pastor’s Pen . . .
When I was younger (so much younger than today), these Summer holidays seemed to go on and on. I could pack more excitement and fun into those couple months than I knew what to do with.
There are quite a few reasons that the Summer seems shorter now, I know, but this one seems particularly abbreviated.
I have no doubt that the primary reason it seems short is because we’ve spent most of the Summer packing, moving, and unpacking again.
I don’t recommend that.
But after a whirlwind of a Summer, we are gearing 80% of our family back up for school.
That means that the rest of our community who take Summer vacations and trips are also going to be returning and getting back into their routines. And that means that our church community is going to be getting back in gear for the good work of ministry that we do.
What’s exciting for me, though (apart from getting out of unscheduled time and back into a routine), is learning about all the exciting ministries we have going on at First Bristol. So I want to hear from you.
What ministry gets you excited?
How do you love to spend time with Jesus?
What do you want to see the Spirit doing through us?
What can we do together to help ministry flourish here?
No, seriously; I want to hear from you. Make my phone and Facebook and Twitter and Instagram blow up. Let me know when a great time is to sit down over coffee (or your own favorite space and idea-generating libation).
It’s time to get back in gear, y’all. It’s been a short Summer, and God is about to bring us all back together, maybe even the way God told Isaiah:
From the east I’ll bring your children;
from the west I’ll gather you.
I’ll say to the north, “Give them back!”
and to the south, “Don’t detain them.”
Bring my sons from far away,
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
everyone who is called by my name
and whom I created for my glory,
whom I have formed and made.
How miraculous would that be?
Let’s get in gear, y’all! Talk to me, and let’s see what new thing God is going to do through us all together!