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We are in the midst of exciting times with summer arriving, warmer temperatures, pool openings, vacations, end of school years, and for some, graduations. Graduation is defined by Merriam-Webster as the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma. Although so much more goes into it, it is the culmination of hard work and tremendous effort to achieve an accolade that encourages us for our next step. It is an accomplishment to be proud of and celebrate. We honor our high school and college graduates of St. Alban’s this Sunday, and we could not be more excited for them. Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us to Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Our graduates carry many morsels of knowledge with them and at the heart of it may they be blessed to remember that the Lord our God goes with them.


Many of our high school graduates I have known for a long time through youth group, Sunday School, and confirmation. It is an honor to have been part of their journey and I am so incredibly proud of all they have done and accomplished. They have worked so hard to complete this leg of their journey and there are only more opportunities and experiences out there for them. Our college graduates are only at the beginning of what life will offer them and their hard work and dedication will provide them with a bright future.


It is an incredible thing to see these young people grow in so many ways over time. The changes that take place are so transformative, you just know they are destined for great things. May they also remember Isaiah 58:11, The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.


Congratulations Graduates! We are so very proud of you!

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