August 16th, 2018
I hope that your week is going well. If you can remember back to the beginning of Summer (seems like forever ago) I wrote in this weekly email to encourage us all to be mindful of our summer routines. In the midst of the hustle and bustle I suggested that we continue to make time to be present to God’s work in our lives.
Now, here we are nearing the end of summer and gearing up for fall and I feel like our encouragement needs to be the same message. Fall will be full of new routines, new activities, shorter days, and cooler temperatures. All of this gives us, as God’s people, an important opportunity to be thoughtful and intentional about how we enter into this new season. How will you carve out time to rest? How will you avoid the craziness of the schedule to be with people like your family, your neighbors, and your church? How will you create space to pray and listen to God’s voice? I don’t know the answers to any of these questions for you, but I know that the coming weeks before the fall season is here give us all a great chance to think about these things together. One encouragement….talk about these challenges with friends. The more we say these things out loud the more they become real parts of our lives.
Heading in to the fall here at RPC includes a few important opportunities to serve, worship, and grow together as God’s people. Be sure to check out the information below and the newsletter hitting your mailbox soon.