In the past few weeks, the scriptures have emphasized our relationship with
God and our neighbors near and far. As we did last year, this year, in the
month of August, we will make a slight shift from the regular lectionary
readings. Instead, we will be celebrating the Season of Creation: The
Wisdom Series. In so doing, we will be exploring together our relationship
with God’s good creation.
August 4 is Ocean Sunday, August 11 is Animal Sunday, August 18 is
Storm Sunday and August 25 is Universe Sunday.
explains it this way, “Wisdom is a deep Wisdom…impulse within all parts of
creation, designing their mysteries, guiding their purposes, and mentoring
their functions. The Wisdom series correlates with the Luke series of the
church year.” A new piece to this resource that is being made available is
handouts that offer reflections and action steps for each Sunday.
Considering our relationship with creation, Ray and I would like to thank
each of you who was able to attend the memorial service for Amity. Some of
you were unable to come, yet you expressed your thoughts and best
wishes. As hard as this time has been, we have felt the support and love of
this wonderful community of faith. I know we’ll be thinking of her on Animal
We give thanks for each of you and pray that the summer pace ensures a
greater time of reflection in your relationship with your heavenly Father. In
my personal prayer life, I have been praying for open eyes, open ears, an
open heart to be closer to God and an open mouth to “ proclaim the mighty
acts of him who called [us] out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter
God has good things in store for the people of God at St. Timothy. May we
allow God to use each of us to God’s glory so that “ They will not hurt or
destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of
the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9).
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