Dear Friend,

In case you’ve been enjoying your summer so thoroughly that you haven’t checked your calendar in a while: it’s already August!  

September’s busy-ness is looming just over the horizon of our sun and our fun.

During these final weeks of summer, I want to encourage you to take seriously the work of rest.

Our Old Testament ancestors took the work of rest seriously, if not too seriously. For example, things didn’t end well for this one fellow who was found picking up sticks on the Sabbath when he should have been resting instead.

Don’t worry – we haven’t scheduled any stonings for the coming program year! But that doesn’t mean that the work of rest in any less important.

May this August be a time of rest and renewal for you and all of God’s people.

Grace + Peace

Tom Hathaway, Pastor