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Graduates and Grace

posted May 29, 2013, 10:49 AM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated May 29, 2013, 10:49 AM by in apropos ]
"You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed."
Sorry, I just get philosophical around times like Senior Sunday. Not to mention choked up.  Also "in awe".
Yes, this Sunday we offer our prayers and thanks for and with our graduating seniors.   And the week after that we end the so-called "program year", from September to June.  But we've just entered a season that all the hip theologians call "ordinary time", the weeks between Pentecost and Advent.   
Quite a lot is happening and will happen in this ordinary time.   The Christian Education committee has three candidates so far for our CE Director position.   We're busy phone screening and scheduling interviews.
May's vestry discussed the results of the two meetings we had on "what do we want in a rector", and we have scheduled a special additional meeting to analyze and move forward.   Vestry will meet on Wednesday, June 19th.   Expect to read and hear more before that date.
Over the summer, a number of Grace people will once again show "effective compassion" when they work with the B-Safe program on July 15th-19th.   Please consider volunteering and if you're able please contact Lisa Tieszen.
Here's one final idea - you can do it right now before you do anything else.   Put a little reminder into your cell phones to pop up this Sunday at noon, right after the service.   The little reminder should say "Go to the office and sign up for one thing over the summer".     Easy!
Ordinary time?   Guess that depends on what we do with it.  
What do you say?
David Barbrow
Senior Warden