Autumn Transitions

The sand from Manor Beach (or any beach) is washed out of towels and blankets, new school supplies are purchased, traffic is picking back up, and calendars are once again filling up.  We’ve come to the end of summer and the start of the new school year.  This certainly changes the rhythm at St. John’s.  I keep promising our new curate, who started in July, that the pews do fill up!

I hope that as you adjust to a new routine, you’ll make worship and our other programs a priority.  It’s easy to get lost in the business of life, but you have a respite and rescue from the fast pace of our reality right here at Fountain Square, as well as a number of ways to get involved, to serve others, and to be fed mentally, physically, and spiritually.

This fall, we’ll be hearing in our lectionary from the great narrative arc of the Exodus.  The stories of God’s deliverance of his children from the bondage of Egypt are beautiful, difficult, and part of our DNA as adopted sons and daughters through Jesus Christ.  These stories are all about movement.  Bob Marley nailed this with his song Exodus, where the refrain says “the movement of Jah (God’s) people”.  We feel this naturally.  With every grade passed, every game played, every day of work completed, we are constantly on the move.

And part of that movement should be together, as a church.  We share in the joys and hardships of the movement of time together.  We find comfort and hope with each other – the comfort and hope that God shows us through participation in the sacramental life of the church.  I look forward to seeing you all!