Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Each summer, right about this time, I begin to think about Sunday school leaders for next year. I contact the people who taught this year to find out if they’d like to return for another year and I start to think about who might be great additions to our group of volunteers and begin to contact them. This is where it gets tricky. The people I think would be great, don’t always have the time or de-sire to give it a try.
Have you ever noticed that the rhythm of the church year and activities follows the school year? We have the practice of slowing down in the summer, and I think this is a good practice to observe. There is regular worship, but less programmed events. In the Episcopal Church we call this the season of Pentecost, or after Pentecost. In the Roman Catholic Church it is called “ordinary time” which also seems fitting. I hope you are enjoying your summer, by having more time for family and relaxation, and for getting outdoors to enjoy the stunningly beautiful Pacific Northwest! What’s not to love!