a message from pastor jenn

Beloved People of God,


Grace to you and peace from God, our Creator, and our Lord Jesus Christ. The summer season is finally here! As we transition into this season of warmer temperatures and beautiful sunshine along with cool nights and clear starry skies, may this be our prayer:

“Thank you, Lord, for this season of sun and slow motion, of games and porch sitting, of picnics and light green fireflies on heavy purple evenings, and praise for slight breezes. It’s good, God, as the first long days of your creation.

Let this season be for me a time of gathering together the pieces into which my busyness has broken me. O God, enable me now to grow wise through reflection, peaceful through the song of the cricket, recreated through the laughter of play.

Most of all, Lord, let me live easily and grace-fully for a spell, so that I may see other souls deeply, share in a silence unhurried, listen to the sound of sunlight and shadows, explore barefoot the land of forgotten dreams and shy hopes, and find the right words to tell another who I am.”*

We pray all of this in the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen. May the God of all hope fill you with love, peace, and joy in these summer days.

Peace be with you,

Pastor Jenn

*Prayer is from “Guerrillas of Grace” by Ted Loder. The name of the prayer “Let Me Live Grace-fully.”