Every day is a gift! No doubt about it. Here in Albuquerque there are all sorts of ways to celebrate that gift of today, and in the summer the excitement of each day kicks into high gear: Swimming at the community pool; hiking in the cool of the morning; soccer camp, science camp, or (my new favorite) ninja camp; Bandelier, Tent Rocks and the Petroglyphs; the options are truly limitless. What a gift to be able to enjoy all of God’s creation!
And what a gift it is to be able to take a break!
It’s a joy to experience all life has to offer, and it’s necessary, every now and again, to recover. This Sunday at St. Tim’s, that’s exactly what we’ll do. We’ve spent this summer digging into Paul’s challenging 2nd letter to the Corinthians, working through the Lord’s Prayer and, who could forget, wrestling with the book of Job for six weeks. We’re also looking forward to our second year of the Narrative Lectionary. We’ll begin in the book of Genesis at worship on Sunday, Sept. 11th, which will launch us into a nine-month adventure through some of the high points of the whole biblical witness. So, here it is…our one, glorious week of recovery. Whew.
All are welcome this Sunday to hear words of staggering grace from Jesus, our Savior and Lord. We’ll experience John 17:1-11 and overhear Jesus’ grace-filled prayer for each and every one of us. We’ll praise God with great music, receive Holy Communion, remember the extraordinary gift of Holy Baptism, and pray for the renewal of our lives and the lives of all.
Come and recover. Come and be renewed. Come ready for the Spirit to take hold once again!
See you Sunday…