It seems that summer is here. For many, summer is a great time of year, we get to spend a little more time out and about, we see people and places that we don’t usually get to see and we enjoy a few brief moments of respite from the business that surrounds us. How will you be spending your time this summer?
At Holy Counselor we will be praying for safe travel, let us know when you’ll be away and we’ll make sure to add you to the list of people we are praying for that weekend. If you want to worship while you’re away, we can help you find a place to visit. Over the last few weeks we’ve had some great visits from folks who were house sitting for family members. It’s always nice to share our story with guests. Don’t forget that the 10:30 service moves to 10am on July 1 or that we have our Wednesday Evening service at 7:30pm. Also on Wednesdays, we have our summer adult education offering at 8ish. For the first half of the summer we will be working through Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s book, Pastrix, and for the second half we will be looking at prayer and types of prayer that people practice. These classes are open to everyone and meant for people to drop in on when they have a chance – so don’t stay away because you can’t come to all of them.
The beginning of summer also means the end of the second financial quarter of the year. That means you will be receiving your giving statement for the first six months of the year and we will be entering into our next challenge period. In January we approved a budget with a shortfall, knowing it would mean coming to the congregation to makeup that deficit throughout the year. Look for more information about that coming soon.
Finally, it is with great joy that I look back on the last couple of weeks and remember the three baptisms we celebrated here at Holy Counselor. Baptisms are all about the promises of God. The promises that God makes to us, as God’s children are profound and deeply meaningful in the lives of Christians. Thank you for being a part of those promises – and stay ready - because there are three more coming up this summer!