Happy last day of May to all of you! It always amazes me how quickly the days can fly by. In my mind summer has arrived, even if the summer solstice isn't until June 21, it does seem that some of the hottest days of summer are upon us. Remember to drink plenty of water and stay cool!
I was listening to the news this morning as I was driving in and they had a fairly extensive interview with their meteorologist. Did you know, according to the National Weather Service monsoon season officially begins June 15, though, it usually gets more intense around July 4th? Let's be praying that the rain comes earlier, rather than later! We certainly need it. Being a newbie to desert living, I'm a little nervous about how dry it is.
Friday, June 1
The Ladies Guild and Men's Fellowship meets this Friday at 11 am. The Ladies will meet in the parish hall, and the men will meet at the parish hall and proceed somewhere for lunch. Both these groups are a good time of fellowship and mutual encouragement. I hope everyone can make it.
Sunday, June 3 - Trinity 1
We are starting our Summer Sermon Series on the Psalms this coming Sunday. (Whew, that's a little of Ss, huzzah for alterations). I'm excited about this series. I have come to have a deep appreciation for the Psalms over the years, and I hope through our study of them this same love will be fostered in you, as well as a chance to grow in our knowledge of who the Lord is.
This Sunday's Psalm is Psalm 1, and we will be talking about why the Psalms are important in our walk of faith.
We will take a hiatus from Christian Education for the summer months. This break will give everyone a much-needed time of rest and allow us to focus on our worship. Our Sunday morning class will resume at the beginning of September. There has been some interest in continuing a Wednesday evening class as well. I am considering some ideas that I think could be edifying for this.
Saturday, June 9th
The Men's and Women's Bible Studies will meet at 9 am on June 9th. These times of study are always quite excellent. Both groups are going through the Essential 100 Bible Passages - the great thing about this study is even if you've never attended any of the meetings up until now, you can still jump right in.
The men will be studying:
1 Samuel chapters 1-3, 8-10, 16-18, 23-24 and 2 Samuel 5-7
The ladies will be studying Genesis chapters 27-28, 32-33, 37, 39-46.
If you plan to attend, please bring your Bible.
Sunday, June 10
The vestry will be meeting following Morning Prayer on June 10th. Vestry, please mark your calendars and plan to be there.
I hope everyone is having a lovely week, please continue to pray for our parish as we grow in the love and grace of our Lord, that all we do would be glorifying to Him. I look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church