Signs of Summer
By Dawn Schmidt
Longer days, warmer weather, school’s end and family vacations are all welcome signs of summer.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
Psalm 24: 1-2
Many of you will spend time at home. Some people will be working on weekend projects. Some of us will be growing God’s beauty through gardening. Others will be fishing on local lakes hoping to catch “the big one” or at least enough for a taste. Minnesotan’s are motivated to relax and enjoy the summer days outside every chance they get.
Summer is also a favorite time to travel. Many will visit their cabins on the weekends. Still others will take a one or two week vacation traveling to a single destination, or site seeing their way across the beautiful USA.
For those weekends you are unable to worship with us here at Zion or a neighboring community on Sunday, we invite you to join us at Marysville on Monday evenings to worship and praise God. It’s an experience that harkens back to a simpler time that can refresh your soul.
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Proverbs 3: 9-10
Our church family doesn’t take time off in the summer. Zion Lutheran Church is committed to serve its members, the community and the world through our continuing ministries this summer. Only through your faithful financial support will we be able to continue God’s work. Please plan ahead and continue to give your offerings on a regular basis. Consider electronic giving as a convenient way to respond to Christ’s call to regular giving.