Pastor Maggie’s Message, June 2024

Pastor Maggie’s Message, June 2024

God’s Beloved,

Blessings for the month of June and the start of summer.

May the longer hours of daylight remind you of the light of the world, and how we are called to share Christ’s light through our love.

May the longer hours of daylight remind you that Christ is always present, even as you venture off for summer vacations or weekend get-aways.

And may the longer hours of daylight remind you that God’s love is poured out each day to you, through shimmering grace.

I hope you are able to find time to connect with our St. John community this summer—through Worship, Adult Study, Book Club, VBS, and Fellowship. As we read in Ephesians 4:1b-6

Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace: there is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one God, one faith, one baptism, one Creator of all, who is above all and through all and in all.”

And even when we cannot be together, know we are all held together in Christ. A joyful thing to share with one another—so come when you can—and share in this good news. If you have other ideas on how to cultivate community this summer, please let me know.

With Love & Gratitude,

Pastor Maggie Westaby