Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pastor’s Word: Where Do We Go?

Judith_blogDear Church Family,

In Alice in Wonderland, Alice asked the cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
The cat replied, “That depends a great deal on where you want to go.”
“Oh, I don’t much care,” said Alice. To which the cat responded,
“Then it doesn’t matter much which way you go.”
“But I want to go somewhere,” protested Alice.
The cat answered with wisdom and insight, “Oh, you are sure to do that!”

There is no other time in the Christian year than Lent that we need to pay more attention to where we are going. The cat spoke real truth: Whether we pay attention to or really care about where we are going, it makes no difference, because we will go somewhere. It’s like that old saying “Everywhere I go, there I am.”

In these holy days mixed with the air of some things unholy, let’s take time to pay attention to where we want to go. Many of you started the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. Others started this past Sun-day, Monday, and Tuesday at small group Lenten studies. Still others of you are on your own personal spiritual journey, discovering where it is you want to go. It is comforting to me to know that we are on this journey together.

Speaking of where we are going, we have received notice that Grace has been selected as a Project Transformation site for the months of June and July! As the Project Transformation interns shared with us in January, this intergenerational program focuses on the children and youth of our community for 8 weeks. This has all the promise of helping in all three goals adopted for 2013: Inspire involvement, improve our community, and increase awareness of Grace. You will have the opportunity to be involved in this transforming ministry!

Meanwhile, thank you for your willingness to wor-ship wherever the Spirit leads us!!

Grace and Peace, Judith