There’s and old song entitled, “Summer Time and the Living Is Easy.” That may be true some places, but doesn’t seem to fit our experience. In Rochester, we try to cram in a year’s worth of outdoor activities into a few short months. We’re busy with watching our kids or grandkids at various sporting events, attending a graduation parties and festivals, camping, traveling, and on and on. It makes me tired just thinking about it. I encourage you to take time to slow down enough to read the Bible and pray every day. When you are in town or away, make Sunday worship a priority. And keep your eyes, mind, and heart open for the way God is at work wherever you are. Write down your “God sightings” and share them with others. God is in our busy times, our hard times, our good times and our quiet times. God is always with us! Thanks be to God!

Ministry doesn’t stop during the summer. Of course, there will be worship and Sunday school every week. There are opportunities to serve at Vacation Bible School, the monthly Community Dinner, and the Dewey Ave Festival (July 26).

Coming this fall: We’ve been invited to expand our partnership with English Village School. In addition to our lunchtime reading program (see me if you want to be a part of this fun ministry), they would like us to develop and lead some after school programs. Some possibilities would be a checker or chess club, a club where students could play other board games that require some strategic thinking, or anything else that you think 1st and 2nd graders might like. A “club” could run for six weeks and another one could start up after that. It’s up to us. If you would like to be a part of something like that, let me know.


Pastor Anne

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