I know some things about you. What are they?
Sunday is very, very demanding for you. For those in congregational ministry, especially, it demands your full attention, energy, thought and compassion.
It is so demanding that later in the day you long for some rest, renewal and recreation. Sometimes you also long for an afternoon nap to restore your energy.
You love the Broncos. You love watching them on TV and, even more, going to see them live.
Going out to a presbytery event is not something you are seeking.
However, I also know these things about you:
You are deeply concerned about our national life.
You want our church to be engaged in the problems that now create pain, confusion and continued conflict.
You sometimes feel very distant from the leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA). An opportunity to interact with those who are determining the course of our denomination would be welcome.
You would be willing to come to events that offer ways to address those concerns and hopes. You would even be willing to give up watching the Broncos!
That is why I know you would be willing to take time on Sunday afternoon, September 17, to join the Rev. Dr. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to talk about our church and the world in which we are ministering. It begins at 3:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church and will include music of all kinds and concludes with a pot luck dinner. On Monday at 8:00 a.m. at First Church of Aurora we can join Dr. Nelson to talk about the Sanctuary Movement and some of the most important questions of our national life. All this is sponsored by our Presbytery’s Racial Ethnic Diversity and Leadership Work Groups and the Presbytery of Plains and Peaks.
I know I will see you there.