A Summer in the Psalms
It’s been so encouraging to see the pandemic protocols being relaxed in our building! I’m grateful that we are experiencing increased levels of vaccinations which is leading to life a bit closer to what we’ve enjoyed before COVID became a household name.
I’ve been spending time in sermon preparation–a practice of mine for a number of years now. One of the impacts of this effort has been planning and preaching in the Psalms over the summer. This year is no different and in particular, I will be looking forward to preaching through Psalm 23 during the month of June.
Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggmann, talked about the spirituality of the Psalms and noted a progression of thought found in each one: orientation, disorientation, and re-orientation. I’ve appreciated this evaluation and have noticed it present as well; it’s true in this beloved passage of Psalm 23 too.
Let’s do our best to remain faithful in our attendance, giving, and prayers over these summer months. It’s a time for vacations and travel, especially since we were so limited in what was possible last year. My family is excited about getting out too! But, when you’re in the Clinton area, I hope you’ll be involved in the life of our church.
Finally, I’m so excited about the new sound system that is in the Sanctuary! Keep in mind that the installation process and integration with the new digital system may take a while, so please be patient and prayer for our AV team. The livestream has been a blessing throughout the pandemic months and continues to be a tool to keep our people connected.
May God give us wisdom for the path ahead–DC