Who is in your community? I don’t mean “who are the people in your neighborhood?” as Sesame Street liked to sing, but who do you surround yourself with when times are tough? I am thankful in that I get called to be in many people’s communities of care during difficult times, and for me it is the most sacred of work that I get to do. I get to step into situations where tears overflow and words are stuck because there is nothing left to say. But I also get invited into places of sheer joy and awe when good news abounds and answers to prayers open doors for folks who were unsure where God would lead. Beyond that, I have my own community of folks who I call upon when times are hard. When the text pops up from me, they set aside whatever it is they are working on to listen, to pray, and to rejoice or cry with me. Who is in your community?
The church of Jesus Christ was designed by God to be such a community to and for each other. We are called to rejoice with one another and to cry with one another, but ultimately we are to be the presence of God to one another. How will you be the Church of Jesus Christ to one another this week? How will you let the Church be your community this week? We are given to one another, and what a gift it is to have folks to call upon at all times! If you have a prayer request, reach out to a member of the church or to Rosalie Loving who will start the prayer chain on your behalf! If you find yourself numb and isolating, reach out to someone in the church who might sit with you or share a cup of coffee so you are not alone. And if you find yourself full to the brim with God’s goodness, reach out and tell someone!
Thank you for being a part of my community.
10:30 a.m.: 5th Sunday of Easter & Holy Communion
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Office is closed for RSVP Volunteer Fair
5:00 p.m.: Non-Food Pantry Committee Meeting
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: Handbell Rehearsal (through Pentecost!)
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Non-Food Pantry
10:30 a.m.: 6th Sunday of Easter