|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on September 8, 2021 at 11:20 AM|
Happy almost Fall and Back to School! This is usually a crazy busy time of year with everyone adjusting to new schedules, teachers, sports, extracurriculars and, of course, safety procedures. Resilient is the resounding word that keeps popping in my head when I think of all of us and what we have experienced over the last year and a half! As we bounce back into a new semblance of normal routines, resilience shares that same meaning of bouncing back according to its definition. Resilience carries great meaning in our Christian life when we begin to look at all the passages to which it is referred. From the popular Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” to 2 Corinthians 4:8, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;”.
Although my most favorite is Isaiah 40:31, “but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint,” which also happens to be a song we love to sing in Sunday School! Yes, Sunday School is back, and we are so excited! This Sunday, September 12 at 10:15am we will FINALLY bring back in-person Sunday School OUTSIDE! It is going to look very different as our PreK-5th graders will meet under the tents on the back lawn and our Middle and High School Youth will meet on the front lawn under the big tree. We hope and pray this will give our Youth and Children an opportunity to meet again safely and thankfully, masks optional. Please have your children and youth join us as we come together again to rejoice in God’s love and celebrate his word with music, lessons, and crafts!