A Message from Pastor Margaret
A Summer of Hope and New Beginnings…
As we transition from the beautiful Spring
with its fresh and cool air, green landscapes
and exquisite flowering Dogwoods, Redbuds,
Cherry blossoms and more, we welcome
the warmer Summer months when we will
be taking long walks, hikes and drives,
feeling the fresh touch of the ocean and
river waters against our skin, and enjoying
the fruit of our garden labor, filled with
renewed energy, grateful for life and loved
ones to share these sights and sounds with.
This will be a summer to treasure and enjoy,
as we look back to a summer which brought
immense loss and isolation; it will be a time
for many to appreciate the presence of
loved ones, as the past year robbed us of the gift of being with the ones we love; it will be a time to enjoy and appreciate the simple things, with their powers to fill us with utter joy, as we marvel at the wonder of life.
As we look towards a time of joy and relaxation, we remember those whom we lost during the past year, and those who lost their loved ones, due to the pandemic. We carry them in our hearts and say a prayer and send good thoughts to those who mourn.
As we embark on this new opportunity to enjoy and appreciate life, may we also feel the presence of the One who is our Friend, always present, journeying with us, protecting us, and guiding our steps. During this period of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit brings to us a joy and peace that is eternal and enduring, renewing our minds and spirits as we spend time with our loved ones and the stranger whom we will meet and encounter.
May your gardens and farms be bountiful, may your children and grandchildren bring you utter joy, may you feel the deep joy and gratitude as you look into the eyes of the ones you have not seen for a while.
Have a blessed Summer of hope and new beginnings, and may God bless you, members of Barre Congregational Church.
Pastor Margaret Keyser