Recently a dozen of us met for our first session of our Adult Lenten program called, "Meeting Jesus in John." Fellowship at 6 around a simple dinner was followed by a very good discussion. It feels more and more rare to be with a group of people in order to spend time talking about what's deep in our hearts and on our minds. It was a good reminder why it's important to slow down and go deeper - with yourself and with others - in order to grow in your faith and appreciate the gift of community.
I also felt that gift of community at the celebration of ministry at St. Matt's. It was great to have friends from Vermont and Our Savior Lutheran Church (where I was the Transitional Pastor) come and celebrate with us. They all commented on what a great community St. Matt's was. One person even said that she could just tell it was a great community by the amazing food at the reception!
I hope you have felt the gift of community in your life - with friends and family and here at St. Matt's.
If you are looking for some community, it's not too late to join our Thursday evening Adult series. Come for supper at 6 or join us from 7-8:30pm. Sunday worship at 8 & 10am. All are welcome.