Today, we honor and celebrate the men in our lives who have nurtured and nourished us. At our services this weekend, we will ask God’s blessing on the special men of our parish and we will prayerfully remember those dads who have gone on to the larger life of heaven. After each service, our Children, Youth, and Family Ministry will be distributing lolli- “pops for pops!”
Celebrating Father’s Day reminds us that it is summertime. This wonderful season encourages us to slow the rhythm of our lives, taking time for extra rest and relaxation from the busy-ness of life. Here at St. Paul’s, we have entered fully into the unique rhythm of summertime parish life. The first full week of June we were buzzing with activity. With 66 campers and 54 volunteers, our campus was bursting with the sights and sounds of Vacation Bible School fun as we all discovered the joy of God’s gifts.
This past week, our Paul’s Place middle school children began their summer enrichment program. This summer, eight children are participating in this special program. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, they receive instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, technology, and other academic disciplines. They have lunch together, enjoy playtime, watch an occasional movie, and have supervised free time. Every Thursday, they go on a field trip. This wonderful program is offered free of charge, thanks to our generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and hard-working staff.
Although the rhythm of our parish life slows a bit, with clergy and staff taking much needed vacation time, there will still be a lot happening this summer at St. Paul’s.