Pastor’s Pen – September 2016

Written by Pastor's Pen - August 30, 2016 0 Comments

The Pastor’s Pen

Whether we’re ready for it or not, summer is almost over. Vacations have come to an end; children have returned to school; autumn’s chill will soon be in the air.

With the coming of fall, many of us find our lives settling into a more “normal” – and often fuller – routine.  We find ourselves returning to the often busy schedule of the school year.

Life at St. Andrew is no exception. September means the start-up of programs and activities that were put on hold for the summer. Sunday school, confirmation, choir, Bible studies, the adult forum – all the ministries of the church are once again functioning at full speed. The life of the congregation gets busier.

Hopefully, however, the programs and activities are more than just opportunities for us to be busy. Hopefully we see them as opportunities to grow in our relationship with God and to carry out our calling to be God’s servants and witnesses.

Our life together as a congregation ought to be a vehicle – a vehicle for helping us to live out our Christian faith. By gathering together for worship and other congregational activities, each of us is enabled to be a more faithful follower of Jesus. Participating in the life of the congregation strengthens and equips us for the tasks God has given us to do.

As we begin another year of ministry, I encourage all of us to think seriously and prayerfully about where we can “plug in” to the life of the congregation. Each of us is needed for our congregation to be all that it can be. And each of us can benefit from the support and fellowship that the congregation gives.

By God’s grace may this be a year of growth, enrichment and service for us all!

See you in worship.

Pastor Selbo

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