Pastors Page by Rev. Beckie Sweet

I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders.
I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy;
I’m singing your song, High God. ~ Psalm 9:1-2 (The Message)

Friends in Christ,  This is a season of celebration!  
‘Still singing our  Alleluia’s in the season of Resurrection, we soon will hear and feel the rush of a mighty wind, as God’s Spirit-Gift is celebrated on Pentecost.  And then there is Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduate recognition, and even a few weddings.  ‘And Music Sunday, Christian Education Sunday, blessing quilts, and celebrating the leadership of your faithful servants.  
If our hearts were not already full of blessing heaped upon blessing, they will be by the time Summer dawns.    What a joy it is to be among Jesus-followers with so much to celebrate.  When it seems like the news around us is discouraging and the journey for justice is long, may we again count the blessings so extravagantly bestowed upon us and return to  whistling, laughing, singing, and jumping for joy!  
There are those, however, in our neighborhoods, in our families, in our workplaces, who have yet to “catch the spirit” of gratitude, joy, and blessing in their lives.  
Please invite them to join in Christ’s song.  
Invite them to come with you to worship, fellowship, and serve.  
Some will be amazed at how contagious a faith-filled life of joy can be!  
Some will be delighted at how healing can happen when we focus on Christ’s gifts for us all.    
~ Rev. Beckie Sweet  



 

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