You may be contacted in the near future to consider a calling to serve the church—as a deacon, who serve as hands and feet and help set-up, prepare and assist in worship; as an elder, who serve as spiritual shepherds and leaders in the church, providing care and hope; or as a board officer, who help the business and life of the church go forward. Watch the space around this article in the coming weeks to see job descriptions and maybe even a few quotes from folks who love to serve. (Hey, are you currently serving and want to give a quote? Drop me a line!)
Nominating Time also means Advent and Christmas are coming. And you know what Christmas means: Easter. And Easter of course points to summer. It’s a fast year in the church, and I am grateful for it, you and our work together. I will see you Sunday for worship and/or jazz vespers, surely.
P.S. I quit smoking this week. I write this here for three reasons— one, I want to acknowledge yes, I used to smoke; two, I want you all to know so that I keep honest about things; and three, if I am uncharacteristically non-charming at some point in the next week and a half or so, I do ask your forgiveness in advance.