Today is a day that normally I think parents, children and teachers alike look forward to, the beginning of School! So, today I just wanted to share words on behalf of these two congregations:
Students: Know that your church family loves and cares deeply for you. We are praying for you each and every day for you to learn, have fun, and be safe! If you need someone to talk to reach out to me, or your Sunday School teachers, or another trusted adult, because we do care!
Parents: We realize that this year brings its own challenges, that you have made difficult decisions, and will make difficult decisions unlike any other year before. We are praying for you, and the choices you make! Just like the rest of life, there is no handbook for making decisions. We are here for you as well. If you need to talk to someone I'm here for you, and so is the rest of your church family.
Teachers/Staff/School Administrators/etc: We are praying for all of you! You make it possible for our students to go to school, and to learn. We realize this year you face more challenges then you have in the past and wrestle with decisions that are made every day. We pray for you each and every day, and know that if you need a listening ear we are here for you!
My prayer for all of us during this time is that we lift one another up in prayer, ready to listen and support one another during these times! We have all ready lived an end of one school year, and a summer that has been very different than other years, and now we are about to experience a Fall like none other. Prayers for everyone abound!