Third, for many, this season will open an opportunity to travel. Travels offers a chance to meet sisters and brothers from other parts of God's creation. I also hope you may be able to worship in the way of Jesus with therm too. I further invite you to take notes and ask questions about the challenges and successes in their community, you may find something to bring back to St. Mark's for consideration -- who knows but the Lord! So stay alert and ready for unimagined blessings!
Finally, no matter where you are this summer, take a smile and a thankful heart with you always. Everyone you see, everyone you meet, everyone who serves you is a gift from the love of God to you! Be glad, live life and live it abundantly! Be stubborn about sharing your thankfulness with everyone. It's surprising how a simple 'thank you' can make a person's day and bring a spark of God's love into the everyday. This will bless others and their joy can be contagious and bless you and many more as well. Miss no opportunity to bring joy to others this summer! Live this season with God's Peace and Jesus' Love and the Spirit's Joy always with you.
Bruce Dalious, Interim Pastor