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“If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.”
Mark 5: 28

Well, it took 16 months, but we’ve finally returned to our building. Some things are the same: worshiping in pews,  navigating a bulletin, and listening to the Choir sing. However, some things are different: wearing masks, livestreaming
our worship, and outdoor fellowship. The Early Church worshiped very differently as well, so we are in good company. Hopefully, you have received our recent letter, which explains guidelines and includes a devotion for the Seasons of Stewardship. We welcome the Administration Team’s take on the Summer season this July.

The stressors of this past year have been many, and we have all done our best to thrive under pressure. Summer is the perfect opportunity for
travel and restoration. I will also be taking a week off from July 26th until August 2nd to visit my family for the first time since we entered Lockdown. The Reverend Tina Melusky will provide pastoral care to Apostles during my absence. The Council will call upon a retired Minister to provide Word and Sacrament on Sunday Morning.

I cannot thank our Council and various Servant Leaders who have stepped up above and beyond expectations this past year. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great because everyone can serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” I know firsthand from experience that Apostles Lutheran is well endowed with both of these blessings. Take care and have a great summer!

In God’s Abiding Love,
The Reverend Jeniffer Tillman,
Mission Developer