Dear Friends in Christ –

The first week of school was always nerve-wracking for me. I was nervous about the bus. I was anxious about the new teacher, classroom, and routines. Although I wasn’t too concerned about popularity, I worried my friends wouldn’t be in my class. This week, I am sending my kids off to second grade and kindergarten. I am starting my first year of teaching, too. I’m not sure those first-day-jitters will ever go away!

In the children’s message on Sunday, we reviewed an important lesson from VBS and Abraham, and our Summer Services: “We are remembering the promise of God’s love and we know that we will never be alone!” And I am almost certain, no matter our age or the circumstances of our life, we all could use that reminder. God’s love is for you! He never runs out; He never gives up on you. So, whether it’s the first week of school or your first fall in retirement; in life and in death, God’s love is for you, and you will never be alone.

Remembering the Promise with you,
Pastor Culynn

P.S. Be sure to check out the September newsletter! It is full of wonderful opportunities to grow in your faith in community this fall. Also, I cannot wait to see you and your family at our church picnic/kickball Kick Off on Saturday and our School Schedule on Sunday! Blessings on your week!

To prepare for worship on Sunday
(September 10), you are invited to read:
Psalm 78:1-8

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