Perspectives by Rev. Janet Evans

 

New season, new year

When I was at a meeting of the South Dundas Ministerial the other day, the clergy all agreed that the new year for us does not begin on January 1, but on the day after Labour Day.

Congregational life begins to flourish after summer vacation. There are anniversary dinners, anniversary teas and anniversary worship services. Sunday School starts up again. There may be youth groups who gather together and there are concerts which give us pleasure.

As we begin the autumn season in our churches and communities, may we look to God for guidance and inspiration. May we be assured that along life’s journey we never walk alone. God is gracious and good. God’s love endures forever.

In the days ahead may we draw closer to God and to one another. May we place Christ at the centre of each day.

Give thanks for your many blessings and share of your abundance with others.

Today, we can bring hope and light to our brothers and sisters around the globe.

God will help us as we minister to the poor and oppressed.

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Rev. Janet Evans

Iroquois United Church

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