From the Pastor’s Desk

September 30th, 2015 by Kali Lewis

Greetings and blessings of summer to all! (finally)

      I don’t know about you, but this time of year makes me feel that  the entire earth is humming.  Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds flit about; plants (and weeds!) seem to grow before my eyes.  There is an energy in the air which seems to encourage life and growth.  Many of our members work long days to co-create with God, farming the land to produce the luscious food which feeds us all.  I am in awe of

them.  “Lazy” days of summer?  I think not for them.

     Pastor Neil Cole wrote, “God must really love small churches because He made so many of them.”  With that said, this church is not a social club for its members.  It is an organic body reaching out to the least and the lost for the sake of Christ.  For that, I am extremely thankful. There are a number of amazing opportunities to serve Christ through your little church.  We need ushers, liturgists, and help with fellowship time.  Adult Sunday School will resume in September, and in October Bible Study will start again.  There is room for you to attend.  Of course there is always the need for help with pasties.

     Many churches see a drastic reduction in attendance during the summer, but we have not seen that at Manistique First United Methodist Church.  You have been faithful in your attendance, your giving, your service, and your ministries.  So far, I haven’t had a lazy, hazy day of summer.  I’m kind of glad about that because I like serving our Lord along side all of you.  Our REACH committee is meeting and making plans for the coming year.  We are kicking around many suggestions and we would like you to join us.  Check the bulletin for our next meeting.

     Many pastors get excited about the end of summer because vacations end, school is back in session, and church members return to their regular routines.  I’m excited, but not because we’ll get back to our regular routine, but because the Lord is continuing to lead us as we go about our Father’s business.

     Pastor Don

Pastor Don