Our theme for the next seven weeks is Blessing: we will be counting our blessings, sharing our blessings, blessing each other, blessing the world.The idea of blessing is connected with ideas about grace and gratitude, enough-ness and abundance. It is a fitting theme for this season when we celebrate so many different blessings in so many different ways: mothers and graduates and the end of the school year, the start of summer, flower communion, new members to our congregation, the memories of folk who gave their lives for the blessings we enjoy. It’s a capacious idea and I look forward to exploring it together….
There are a number of special events this month – a spring cleaning day, a lecture by Michael Dowd, a picnic and star party at the botanical garden,the Mega Sale! I know spring is a busy time. Lots of family obligations and a world filled with craziness that demands a response. If you are like me there are days when you feel like you are completely overwhelmed and others when you may feel like you are running on empty. Right now I think that’s normal. So in the midst of the business I invite you to think of Sunday mornings as a time to come and rest for the busy-ness of the week; a time to reflect on the good things in your life, a time to fill yourself with blessings to share in the week ahead.