In some ways, it’s hard to believe that I’ve been with you for six months. It seems like I just got here, and there are still so many things that feel new.
In other ways, though they may be few, these first months have been intense, and I am craving some time away for rest and play. So, I’m off to Oregon and family there, with excursions to visit friends in Door County and in Los Angeles also planned before I return to a regular schedule here at the church on August 1.
While I’m gone, Pat Kitner will continue to be available to you for pastoral care concerns and will be the preacher on July 17, 24 and 31. Bill Nagy will preach on July 10, and will be available as back-up to Pat for pastoral care, should the need arise.
It is a joy to be settled with you, and to be confident and relaxed in taking time off, knowing that you will be well served and cared for while I’m gone.
In case you’re wondering, Sugar will be at home in Geneva, with a young friend (biped) moving in to take care of her for the month.
Grace and peace,