Judy and I took some of our vacation time in June and enjoyed our travels to and from Fort Washington, Maryland and also our visit with our Son and family. We went to Mount Vernon where we enjoyed the tour of George Washington's home and see how they lived back then. Their life style was considered eloquent but in our today's world it was very primitive. We have become quite spoiled with air conditioning, running hot and cold water, toilets, tv, radio, recordings, vehicles that are comfortable and air conditioned, etc.. We should thank God every day for all that He has blessed us with. Especially Family and Friends. I see people almost every day that remind me to be thankful as they are thankful in whatever circumstance that we are in. I am reminded that we live both on the mountain top experiences as well as down in the valley where we apply those experiences and work with each other in every season of life.
The Church is in the period that we call ordinary time. Our vestments are Green! August will be the end of this years Lectionary planning Year "C". When we use the Lectionary for planning our services, we cover the Bible in three years. In September, 2019 we will return to Year "A" and start over in covering the Bible.
God Loves us so much that he gave His only begotten Son to die to ransom and give us life and even more abundantly. He gives us a Command that we are to Love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and to Love our neighbors as ourselves. Who is our neighbor? Be honest and you will see that it is everyone!! Show kindness, Gentleness, and a helping hand to everyone! We are to help each other through life. He also gave us a Command to "make disciples of all nations!" (everyone) Baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! This command applies to each and every one of us, especially as we mature in our Faith and Love of God and our neighbors! His Peace and Grace to each of you and thank you for reading. Pastor Ken