Dear friends of Summerland Church:
I want to greet you from our various forms of
isolation! It is good to know that we
are connected at an even deeper level than the physical! As Paul said- though I am away from you in
body I am present in the Spirit!
I feel that very deeply.
I am so happy that we have technology where we can still
give and receive a teaching about the love of God! You will find a video on this website where I
share some thoughts about this moment in our lives and how we can experience
God’s love in the midst of it.
also be able to hear a “conversation” between Kathleen, David, and myself about
that message. I am also so grateful that we can
share our thoughts with one another on the Facebook page (Summerland
Presbyterian Church Group)!
But I do miss seeing you all in person.
It is interesting that we human beings have an innate desire
for physical touch. We are physical
beings and it is for that reason that when God decided to reveal God’s self
tangibly--it was done by becoming one of us…. In the flesh! Jesus.
It is a natural outflow of love to “incarnate”; to come in person… to come
in the flesh!
Please let’s focus our prayers on what we are being told
will be an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks. Let’s pray for those infected, for their
families, and for the caregivers. Let’s
also pray for those out of work and whose savings have been severely
May we not “waste” this crisis, but learn from it. Be transformed in the midst of it. Become a little more like Jesus as our
distractions are stripped away.
And as always, we
appreciate it when you can continue your giving to this ministry. (See info below) But, I’d also like to encourage you to
consider giving to The Unity Shoppe,
which serves the working poor in our area.
And there is one other thought
along these lines--if you are able, remember those who serve you in
some capacity: your hairdresser/barber, gardener, house cleaner, trainer,
etc. Many who provide these services are
out of work right now. Perhaps we can
stand with them in this small way, by continuing to pay them even though they
might not be able to work for us right now.
This is a way to put love into action.
You can donate to Summerland Church
by means of our website or by simply sending your check to Summerland Church,
PO Box 475, Summerland, CA 93067.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to the day when I can greet you in person!