Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January newsletter

From CrossWind Photos
Although the church year technically begins with Advent, January always feels like a time for new beginnings. It’s time to pull out a new calendar, and get used to writing a new date on checks. We have to answer important questions like “is it ‘two thousand ten’ or ‘twenty-ten’?” Arguably, 2010 isn’t just a new year—it’s a new decade, even. And that’s always a great opportunity to look back on what God has done in our lives, and to look ahead to what God is going to do!

As we move into a new calendar year here are some of the things that I am looking forward to:
  • Next summer’s Mission Trip to the Lake Traverse Reservation. We are going a little farther afield this summer to learn about what God is doing in a community that is quite different from ours, but not that far away! (Haven’t signed up yet? Talk to me ASAP!)

  • The after-Christmas return of K.I.C.K., our after-school program, which has blossomed in the past few months.

  • Joint meetings of some of our women’s groups at MLH, to change things up a bit during the winter. Always a delight!

  • The return of the 30 Hour Famine at the end of February.

  • Lent and Easter, 2010!

  • Our post-Lent adult study on the book of Luke. It’s always great to read the Bible together, and Luke is one of my favorites!

  • Presentations from our Confirmation students during worship. (I can’t tell you all the details—it’s a surprise! But they are going to be great!)
What would be on your list? What are you looking forward to in 2010? Perhaps more importantly, what do you think God might be looking forward to? I don’t know exactly what is in store for us…but knowing God, it’s bound to be good!

So…Happy New Year! And Merry Christmas! (12 days, remember?)
~Pastor Sarah

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