Pastor's Message - View from the Pulpit...
First of all, thank you to those who filled out and returned Hymn Surveys! I am looking to have a Lessons and Hymns Sunday on August 22nd!
But there is more! We are pleased to know that even in the midst of the pandemic, New Goshenhoppen Church continues to thrive, in mission, ministry and service. This has not been easy, to say the least, but we give thanks for the interest of those who choose New Goshenhoppen Church as their faith community. And it is even more exciting to welcome more to the fold. We plan to do that with joy and praise to God on September 26th.
If someone you know would like to be a part of those choosing this faith community as their own on that day, please contact me or our Church Office.
This month I pause to realize it has been a year since my return to New Goshenhoppen Church. Happy Anniversary to us! I have been very glad to have been with you and this vibrant congregation during this crucial time. This year and more has been an important time of growth and a powerful phase to engage as we have ridden the ups and downs of the pandemic, and a moment in time when we have been learning together how to respond to events, plan ahead for others as much we have been able to during this difficult time, and in the end be flexible. As I used to share with the mission travel groups of which I was the leader over the years, a phrase to keep in mind is “Blessed are the flexible, for they do not get bent out of shape!”
May the flexibility continue,