is the day, yours also the night; you
established the luminaries and the sun.
You have fixed all the bounds of the earth; you made summer and winter. -Psalm 74:16-17
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Easter has come and Jesus has been raised from the tomb. The power of death is broken. Let all the world rejoice and sing.
For us in the northern hemisphere it also means that spring is here (even if that is a little hard to remember at times) and the season brings with it new life, growth, the greening of the grass and the exacerbation of our allergies. It’s time to clean up our lawns and gardens, to get the mowers ready to run for the season and if you are so inclined to break out the fishing gear. At Holy Counselor we are also working to clean up the property for spring and summer. We will soon need our outdoor chapel for services on Wednesday and Sunday. We will find young people running through the grass and opportunities to gather in fellowship with one another. Check out this issue of the newsletter for a number of those prospects.
There is so much ministry to be a part of and it can’t happen without you. Children will grow in their faith, even as Sunday School comes to a close for the school year. Adults will continue to deepen their faith through worship, learning and serving together. Families will live discipleship out through their own prayer and service. The church will continue to be the body of Christ in the world. Please don’t think that there isn’t something for you to do over the next 4 months. You are called to be here.
I know it isn’t quite summer time yet but here are a couple of requests as you finalize your plans. Please let me know if you will be away during the summer so we can add you to our prayer list for safe travels. Let me know if you will be celebrating milestones in the lives of you or your children so we can lift up those events before God. Also, share the stories of your discipleship so that we can all witness the changing power of the Gospel through your hands in the world. Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!