from the pastor’s desk
Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (Prayer of the Day for Trinity Sunday)
Words like “eternal,” “majestic,” “steadfast,” “endless” and “forever” help us to understand that God is our foundation and our hope in a life full of changes and transitions. During the month of June we experience graduations, many weddings and changes in schedules at work as we engage in the activities of summer. Change is never easy, but life brings us new challenges which we must face and endure. Knowing that we have that steadfast presence of God in our lives helps us face each new day with the hope and assurance that God stands with us no matter what!
Have you ever heard it said by people around you that they feel disoriented or unfocused because they did not take the time out on Sunday morning to attend worship? How are we to rely on that steadfast presence of God when we fail to acknowledge the one who gives us our very life and breath day by day? Please consider putting our worship service on your calendar or list of “things to do” during your week. Make yourself available to your fellow members, who might be looking for some help from you with their changes and transitions. It might be no more than a listening ear that you can offer, and God will use you to bring comfort and peace to someone who is waiting for a word of hope in the midst of their adversity.
In Christ’s service,
Pastor David Byerly