A Message from Pastor Ruth
“There's a time for everything, and the season for every activity under the heavens;”
Here we are already looking at another seasonal change. It seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to summer and the warm weather it would bring. Yesterday my grandson Max received letters from his school giving directions on how to drive in and out of the school when you're picking kids up. It won't be long before the buses are pulling up and our children will be back in school.
One of the things that I have loved about living in New England are the seasonal changes. I am already looking forward to those homemade donuts at the Big Apple and those long rides as we go leaf peeping around New England. But I think the thing that I love the most about this season is everyone begins to come together again, and it seems like things get busy. I know that the women in the church are looking forward to their craft fair. They are all working hard on different projects to sell at the church’s table.
As you read Ecclesiastes 3 Solomon is trying to remind us that there is a season for everything. We have just come through a season of COVID and having the opportunity to stay in the quiet with God. I'm sensing that that season is ending and that we will be stepping into a season of busyness. I think that most people feel that they are ready for that new season, but we need to be careful that as we gear up and get busy that we keep Jesus in the center of our lives. So, as we look forward to pumpkins and apple pies and fairs and coming together as a church body again, with all that it holds for us, let us be ever mindful of who put the seasons into place.
I am looking forward to the cooler days and seeing everyone’s smiling faces as we worship this September.
Blessings, Pastor Ruth