When was the last time you wrote a letter? For me, it was not that long ago as I wrote my daughter, Maggie, a letter to be opened while she was away at Camp Morris earlier this summer. But I confess if it had not been for that prodding I could not recall the last time I sat down with a pen, paper, and my own thoughts and emotions to write someone a letter. Letters are intensely personal and often occasion related, meaning we write to share something of importance that is related to a specific occasion. The occasion can be good - my daughter being at camp - or it can be bad, sharing difficult news or addressing a hard situation. Either way, letters are most often written with great intentionality and care. Over the next several weeks, as we travel through summer, we are going to be focusing on Paul's letters from the Bible. These letters will give us a glimpse of what was at stake in the Early Church allowing us to sit in the proverbial pews beside the Galatians and Colossians. Most importantly we will hear what God is doing in those churches and trust that God's message to them is also meant for us. This Sunday the text is Galatians 6:1-16, and I will be the preacher. Hope to see you all on Sunday.
Also this week we will welcome our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Todd McCullough. Todd will be introduced at each service and greet folks afterward.