My dear friends of West Concord Union Church, what a delight this summer has been as I have served as your summer sabbatical interim pastor. The time has simply flown by. I find it hard to believe that this is my last weekly blog post.
The welcome garden has been a beautiful setting for worship. I enjoyed telling you biblical stories as we gathered for worship outdoors on the labyrinth. Music has been a great gift to me in the hands of Jim Barkovic. Judy Rosenbaum has provided steady grounding in all things administrative and answered my every question. Bob Hawk’s caring custodial work kept my office cool and the Sanctuary breezy during funerals. Barbara Steele has provided welcome at every turn and would tell you that leadership here is a joy because so many of you pitch in. Amy Lee has offered me guidance in providing pastoral care to our members. Jessica Torgerson helped publicize my storytelling presentations.
This Sunday’s scripture will be Proverbs 8:22-31, a lovely poetic text about wisdom. As students and teachers get ready to return to school, I will offer you stories of “Knowledge and Wisdom.” The wisdom we learn in church enriches the knowledge we learn in classrooms and schools.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my biblical storytelling ministry with you during this brief season. I wish you well as you gear up for another exciting program year at WCUC. I offer you my heartfelt prayers and thanks for being so faithful as the body of Christ.
Rev. Cindy Maybeck