I can hardly believe I am writing this but school is about begin once more. As I wander through stores like Fry’s and Target, a song came to my mind from the Christmas season but slightly altered words - “It’s beginning to look like school time, everywhere you go.” William Sawyer begins next week and I go back as a teacher on July 28. Students start August 4. Geez, that is early! Even though summer officially lasts until midnight on September 21, summer is really about to be over.
I am going to take another vacation Sunday this Sunday, July 18 while I can take advantage of some remaining days of Summer Break. Kathy and Don Bryant will be here to lead worship. On Sunday June 27, Don Bryant delivered the sermon. This Sunday Kathy will be in the pulpit. It is an extraordinary luxury to be able to call on these two pastors to lead our worship. Don and Kathy served superbly as Interim Pastors here at Coolwater from April 2019 through February 2, 2020. They are well-known and highly regarded in our congregation. To be able to call upon pastors with such a history in the congregation gives an extra sense of confidence that Coolwater will be in excellent hands this Sunday, July 18, just as you were on Sunday, June 27.
So, I am going to wander away for a bit to take advantage of a few more “hazy, lazy days of summer”, as the expression goes. I will try to avoid having visions of crayons and erasers dancing in my head, at least for a few more days. While school was definitely sitting on the off burner this summer, Coolwater has been steady work. In June our Leadership Team met to begin planning for the next church year. Last Tuesday, we had a zoom meeting where we further developed plans for our near future. I look forward to the remainder of this summer and fall for Coolwater as we live out our mission to share the life, love and hope of Christ, wherever God leads us.
Sr. Interim Pastor