Scripture: Genesis 1
In the beginning...there was enough.
Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you... Through months of cold, gray drizzle, you dream of summer. Not just of the sunshine, but of a break from routine; of blessed downtime to spend with family, share meals with neighbors, and sleep in.
And THEN, summer actually rolls up...and you find that you have managed to fill nearly every little block on your calendar with Very Important Things. There goes all your downtime...
What is it about blank spaces that make us want to fill them with running and doing? Not that it's bad things we've committed ourselves to. We're talking a summer full of fun and amazing stuff! Still...we know that God built time for sabbath into the fabric of creation, so that we could care for our bodies, nurture our families, and take in the beauty of the earth. Those times are even built into the pattern of the liturgical year. But sometimes, we'd rather just skip over those empty spaces and get back to 'our' plans.
What might we be missing?
It's Shalom Sunday, so we're going to do some really fun stuff with the creation story. (We need you there to help!) Also, to kick off our summer, we're having a Picnic on the Plaza! Please RSVP, if you haven't yet. (More information about the Picnic below.) Start the season off right by sharing that meal with family and neighbors, after all...
Adult Education Offerings @ 9:30 am:
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Our Shalom Statement
Saint Andrew Christian Church is a shalom community; a gathered people, seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.
Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, or thought.
As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles, and growth.
Recipients of God’s boundless grace, forgiveness, and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership, and spirit of all who share God’s passion for shalom.
13890 W. 127th Street
Olathe, KS 66062
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