Dear Friends in Christ –

Today, I will be heading to Mt. Hermon Cemetery for the memorial service and burial of David Borrell. David died last week from a long battle with leukemia. Many of you knew Dave as a friend who could fix just about anything. Others of you knew him with a bright smile at the usher cart or with a coffee carafe in his hand. I’ve been thinking a lot about Dave’s faith in the last couple days…quiet but diligent, faithful but not showy. More than I realized, this is what Jesus was getting at in our reading for yesterday and what Phil and I were trying to convey in the sermon yesterday.
Over the course of the last several months, I have seen lots of people who have lots of expertise in lots of areas and who are not afraid to share lots of their opinion. It was nice to get away from that last week. Jesus’ call shapes our daily lives–not for personal gain or selfish ambition–but for quiet, diligent, and faithful service to God and neighbor. This is what it means to be faithful. This is what it means to “bear the cross.” This is how God’s kingdom comes among us and his will is done.

May it be so in you and me,

Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship on Sunday
(July 26), you are invited to read:
Psalm 86:1-13: Matthew 6:5-18

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