Greetings for the month of May!
April showers bring May flowers! That excites me as I love the springtime flowers and am ready to begin planting. Following Easter, I get so excited for the months ahead as so much of my time is spent outdoors.
Here are the poetic words from Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (NIV):
See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
In the past I have shared cheers, jeers, tears, fears, etc. With this article let’s do a bit of reflecting on this special time of year:
The tears of Good Friday brought us the cheers of Easter morning.
Pentecost is to celebrated on Sunday, May 23rd. Even with violent winds, tongues of fire, and different languages, the people gathered together without fear because the Holy Spirit had arrived!
May 31st is Memorial Day – we shed a tear for those who are remembered on this day.
May is the month of graduations – we cheer for Lola and Chaz as they pursue their future endeavors. We will celebrate their past and encourage them for their future during morning worship on May 16th.
We are ending another year with our God’s Kids. And despite the pandemic we have had a safe and enjoyable year. Our pre-K graduation is May 14th – cheers to our graduates – we know you will do well in kindergarten.
Back in the early 2000’s, about 20 years ago, two churches dreamed of merging and building a new building. Without fear they developed a plan and built the beautiful home that we have today as our house of worship. Following worship on Sunday, May 16th, we will celebrate and dedicate our building as it is now debt free. Cheers all around.
I cheered with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Psalms 122:1) With prayers and thanksgiving more and more people are returning to Sunday morning worship. For those who still fear gathering, wait. For those who are ready, we invite you back home.
The remodeled parsonage is beautiful! Cheers to all who were a part of making this happen.
It is spring, and I am excited so no jeers this month – may God be your refuge and your strength.
In His Service,