Tuesday, August 26, 2019
It was great to be back at church Sunday morning with our grandchildren after being on our sailing holiday over the past five weeks. Special thank you to Bill, Pat, Colin and Jennifer who, with Rev. Peggy, gave meaning to the adage, "Faith is best lived on our feet," in their reflection. Eldon's scripture readings and varied quotes spoke to the theme. He adapted Kennedy's famous quote, "Ask not what St. David's can do for you, rather ask what you can do for St. David's."
As we move into the upcoming fall programs, we are going to be called upon to be generous with our time and talents. Special thanks to August Sacred Service folks who offered their skills in addition to their own team Sacred Service months. With no assigned coordinator, faithful St. Davidians stepped in to fill the void. The folks who helped to keep the grounds at St. David's looking so welcoming need to be thanked as well.
Our M & P committee were busy over the summer months preparing and posting advertisements for a new Church School Coordinator and Youth worker for our young people. If you know of someone who might wish to work with the staff, children and youth on a part time basis, be sure to let Dana, Kathy and Bill know. Just call the office and your information will be forwarded.
This morning we had a foretaste of fall with low temperatures (approaching frost) greeting us. Our furnace came on, definitely marking an end to the need for air conditioning. We noted upon our return to the city how green our Nose Hill was - a reflection of lots of rain, right?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
We are beginning to gear up for fall as emails come in from St. David's Foundation, our Adult Spiritual Development Committee (ACTS) and St. David's Council. We have one Sunday left in our summer season and then the PSALT committee will recommence projection for the services and September Sacred Service will take over the reins from the awesome August team. It's been a great summer. We have so much for which to be thankful.
The Layton-Wallaces are heading home via Victoria. When travelling six knots per hour, it takes a while, especially if we stop to enjoy some great places along the way. Grandson Nic has returned while grandson Hugo will accompany us for the duration. Life is grand.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The negative part of holidays far from home is that I miss listening to the wisdom that emerges from the lectern Sunday mornings. This past Sunday featured the reflections of Eldon Godfrey. He and Carlie Jean are members of ACTS Monday Night Book Study and their input is so welcomed.
Meanwhile, today is an extra busy day despite it being holiday time. Two of our sailing guests, who arrived Friday night, along with our grandson, Nic, will be returning to Calgary. Fortunately we have our boat near the airport at Sea-Tac. Our daughter, Rebekka, and son-in-law, Marc-André, along with grandsons, Oskar, Felix and Hugo, will be joining us later today. It is a very hot day along the coast so I'm appreciating the air conditioning at Starbucks for my webpage update.
Dave and I will be home for service on the 25th. See you soon.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
As I look out the window of the Des Moines Yacht Club meeting room, I see a huge container ship coming my way. Our sailboat, Good Idea, is at dock and earlier this morning, I watched two porpoises frolicking in the nearby waters. Yes, Summer time with light glistening off the calm waters of the South Puget Sound is a beautiful sight to behold.
I touched base with Rev. Peggy this morning to get my copy of her reflection (to post on the Sermons page) and thought of all the amazing people who were part of the congregation at St. David's Sunday morning as well as those who are enjoying their summer in the variety of ways that summer offers. The CACG- Seniors' Corner group and June Marten are inviting folks to two Wednesday events that are upcoming. Check the Adult Spiritual Development page - upper left corner for further details.
We are in week three of our sailing holiday and have a whole new set of stories to tell. It is true that spontaneous combustion really can happen!!!
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