It’s good to be back home. My family and I have been away for some vacation and reconnecting with one another. With that, I’ve found a bit of room to breathe and notice that it can be hard to stay connected these days. Oh, I’m not talking about social media or the continued individualism of our culture. No, I’m talking about finding connection with what matters most, our deepest passions, and a sense of purpose. The busy-ness of daily life often doesn’t make room for our hearts and minds to stay connected with who we are and who God has made us to be. Indeed, the world around us, the world that is of our own making, and in particular, our current life as a nation, is weighing heavily upon all of us. The sounds of crying children, the images of worn and weary families, the talking heads of mass media, the impotent politicians, and our own sense of powerlessness have many of us feeling “disconnected”. We may even feel that things are disintegrating around us. It’s a goliath challenge to stay connected these days. So, I want to encourage you to show up this Sunday. I’ll be sharing on what the story of David and Goliath has to speak to us in our world today with all that is going on in our world and even in our own lives. Show up this Sunday and let’s celebrate the life we have together here at St. Tim’s. We are a place of absolute embrace; we are a community of connection. That’s our work to do together with Christ. Indeed, this Sunday we’ll share a luncheon after the 10:30am service where we will celebrate the conclusion of our Freedom for Our Future campaign to retire our commercial loan debt—we’ll be announcing where we are on Sunday! Let’s stay connected here so that we might show up every day in deeper ways that help to shape our lives and this world in a more God-ward direction.
See you Sunday,