Well, not quite, but I can’t believe that summer is almost gone. It went so fast. I just blinked and here it is, September. While we still technically have a few more weeks of summer, you can already see the signs of fall. Someone posted on Facebook that pumpkin spice items hit the shelves in August. Really? By the end of July, into early August, catalogs show fall clothing and fall items for sale. There are parts of me that just want to hold on just a bit longer to the warmth and sunshine. But, time marches on.
But, there will be good things happening here at Friedens this fall. I’m most excited about Reformation this year. October 31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 thesis on the door of the Wittenberg Church. Throughout this year you have seen articles in the bulletin from time to time about Martin Luther and the Reformation and what it means to be Lutheran. In early August we had a wonderful “Walking in Luther’s Footsteps” ice cream social. I enjoyed all of the wonderful ice cream toppings, … the wonderful documentary on Luther, … but talking to Katie Luther was the best! Sunday, October 29th (Reformation Sunday) will be the culmination or our celebrations. While the plans are not complete, I’m looking for a grand celebration.
So, believe me, I know it’s hard as we say goodbye to summer, but, I hope you will join us for an exciting fall.
In God’s Service,