In the month of October, we continue our journey in the season of Ordinary Time. It is also the beginning of the season of Harvest. It is the time of the beginning of the bringing in of the crops. We see with the large bales of cotton staged for ginning the seed at the mill across from the church. It is a time of ingathering.
Fall comes the familiar elements that we know: cooler weather, football, Halloween, and less time spent mowing the lawn. It brings a heightened awareness, that things are changing, from the heat of the day to the length of the nights, to the briskness in the morning that makes us more antimated.
This last Sunday we
celebrated in worship the rededication of the
It is also a time to remember not only ‘who we are’ but ‘Whose we are’, and that we are called into the greater community outside the four walls of the sanctuary. We are called to pray for the people coming to this community as growth begins to develop. We are called as a people to live out of our history, and into the future. We are called to continue the good work started in us back in 1849, and pay it forward to the next generation growing up around us.
So in this season of Fall, and Ordinary Time we are still called to be the people of God, in the midst of the world, spreading the love of God to all those we encounter.