June Thoughts from Greg

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria,

and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

 

 

June is a season of transitions.

As the school year winds down, summer is coming fast. As different programs and groups around the church come offline, it’s a great time to reflect on what God is saying to us as a congregation.
 
Last month, we had a whole bunch of folks join the family. We even got to do five baptisms. What a thrill! Many of you have been praying for God to bring younger families to Saint John’s for years. Thank you, Lord.  Be sure to welcome them and encourage them as they get more involved at Saint John’s.
 
This month, we celebrate with three students as they Confirm their Faith on Sunday, June 4th. And, thank you Jesus, one of them is my precious daughter. Be praying for these young ladies as they take this step of faith and become adult members of the church. I’m told there will be cake. Don’t miss it.
 
On Sunday, June 11th, we celebrate all the graduates. It’s an important day to pray for them and honor their efforts. I’m told there will be cake here too. Don’t miss it.
 
With so many changes afoot at Saint John’s, it’s important for us to invite the Holy Spirit to teach us how to pray and listen together. On Pentecost Sunday, June 4th, we remember the power and presence of God’s Holy Spirit in our midst. Then, we’ll study God’s Word together and learn about the Power of Prayer. June is going to be a wonderful time to be in the family together for worship.
 
Change is not easy, so I invite you to keep praying and listening. What is God calling us to adapt, so that we can continue to be a place that welcomes younger folks?
 
One change we’re making on that front is with our Vacation Bible School (VBS) in August. In order to accommodate working families, we’ll be holding our VBS Friday through Sunday, rather than Monday through Friday. Check out Cindi’s page for more info on how you can get involved in the VBS fun. God is so faithful in guiding us. I know he has big plans for this little church with a big heart.

 
Let’s keep listening together,

 

Greg