From The Pastor’s Desk

The liturgical and secular calendar moves very swiftly. It seems like I just wrote an
article for our August Newsletter, and here we are, face to face with the month of September.
This month is going to be see the advent of our Bible Study, monthly Blessing and
Healing Worship Service, and of course our young people returning to school and Bible
school within our church.

It reminds me of the beautiful and often quoted Bible passage from Ecclesiastes 3:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up
what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down,
and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to
mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to
gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from
embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to
cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a
time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time
for peace.

How has your time in church been spent? If you are like me, your battery is
charged for another week of work, family and friend interaction, and of course some
down time. But there is nothing better than spending time together in God’s house.
I say this month, let’s invite a friend to church. Let’s show them all of the wonderful
events at Emmanuell UCC!

My first nine months with all of you has been nothing less than a treasure
and a wonderful Christian experience and I firmly believe this is our season! We
move forward from here!

In God’s Love,

Pastor Lou Aita

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