Sunday, September 13, 2009

The First Sunday

OK, well it's not really the very first Sunday ever. And it's not like I work for a congregation in the far north who doesn't meet all summer, because you really must make the most of every day of the summer in the far north. We've been meeting all summer, all along, there's not a real break. But still, it was the first Sunday.

Today was the first official Sunday of the 2009-2010 year in children's ministry at the congregation I serve. And it make sense that we wait to launch the real-deal programs until after Labor Day; we had a huge crowd! There were more children and youth at church today than we've ever had before. We held our first Water Communion service, just with the children. And we did a beautiful Story for All Ages using the book "Water Dance".

I am deeply blessed to have work I love, with children that I absolutely adore, and colleagues who are marvelous. I had three meetings after church, left my house at 7:30 AM and finished my meetings at 8 PM. Even for an extrovert, that's a lot! Then I went to a friend's birthday party.

But I'm still smiling. Tired. OK, exhausted, but happy to be doing what I do, with the people who share the space and time with me. We create beautiful stuff right there in the old Masonic Temple. It's good.

After our Water Communion, our kids made chalices, walked a labryinth, and ate a good soup lunch together. It's such good, and real stuff. Such a wonderful thing, this community. I am deeply blessed to be right here in this very moment of time. Deeply blessed.


I am going to bed!

Blessings to All!

1 comment:

Heather Hisatomi said...

I love the image of the glowing white prayer and, hopefully, all of our prayers together will help give strength where it's needed! Thanks for keeping your blog and I can't wait to read the book : )