Last weekend the scriptures reminded us of the importance of discipleship; of recognizing the presence of God, letting that recognition draw us to praise and thanksgiving - glorifying God and letting that praise motivate us to share the reality of God's presence with others. Well my friends, I just wanted to share with you how overwhelmed I was by God's presence buzzing around during coffee hour after our worship. My heart was filled with joy as I approached the Dining Hall and could hear the whir of lively conversation and people laughing, and as I came through the door I was struck by the pure beauty of my brothers and sisters, the people of God, simply taking the time to enjoy each others company!
I have carried this joyful image of you all with me throughout the week as I thank God for each of you and pray for our community of faith. May our Lord continue to draw us together in holy love, may the Spirit open us to God's presence all about us and may we continue to treasure one another here at St. Stephen's.
Blessings one and all,