Every year at this time, we find our way through Lent into Palm Sunday and Holy Week. And like the first disciples, we too easily miss the main point, or forget what we have learned about how to truly see and be fed.
Some of you know that my call to ministry emerged from my experiences of struggle and support after being diagnosed with cancer soon after my 13th Birthday.
Last night we had a wonderful report at the Board of Steward’s Meeting about the recent “Focus First Leadership Summit.” And there is much excitement about specific areas of focus for our church as we move forward.
In recent weeks you may or may not have noticed that many people have participated in what has been called “Focus First” Groups throughout our church. Whether you have been here 70 years or just 7 days, your voice matters.
Almost 280 years ago, a teaching fellow at Lincoln College in Oxford, England, was awestruck by an experience about which he later wrote in his journal “I felt my heart was strangely warmed.”