Summertime is coming! I trust that it is going to happen because it has happened for many years in the past.
Now summer often means that many folks from the congregation will be out of town on week-ends for camping or vacations or sports activities. That means we see fewer folks in the pews. That’s sad, but understandable.
The seasons roll around all during the year. And wintertime means that many folks will be south to escape the winter weather. And we see fewer folks in the pews. That’s also sad, but also understandable.
The tendency of many of us is to say, well there won’t be many folks at worship today, so I’ll just stay home, also. And that’s just sad.
Paul wrote to Timothy as he was continuing his ministry in the church:
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
And so, the church will continue to minister throughout all the seasons. We will continue to reach out in Christ’s name. We will continue to be Christ’s people doing ministry. Come join us as you are able.