Moving on up

So the summer is moving along and this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous.  But,  over the next few days, summer plans on reminding us that it hasn't given up yet .  Hazy, Hot, and Humid, Oh My!  But it's not just the temperature that is on the rise.   Our steeple has arrived and the plan is to have it raised and installed sometime during the week after Labor Day.  Information on when that may occur will be sent out on Faithlink as soon as we get it and I'll try to post it on the website.  Word is that this will put the height to the top of the cross right at around 50'.  A beacon to the community.

Gee, where have I heard that before?  To be a beacon to the community is what our mission is.  We have been given the great commission by Christ,  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  We are called to be a beacon TO ALL, a lighthouse in the storm, assisting people in any way that will draw them closer to the Lord.  My prayer is that whenever we see the cross high in the sky we will be reminded of our mission.  And that whenever the lost, the least or the lonely, the seekers, see that cross they'll know that they can come to this listening place and find a warm welcome.

Prayer request for the day: Pray that the steeple may be a reminder to all that this is a place where all are welcome.

Prayer quote for the day: I'm feeling called to share this with you today

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
Francis of Assisi

Enjoy the pics