It is hard to plan a journey when you do not know where you are going or how long it will be before you arrive. Yet, that is what we have all been doing since the middle of March. There is no doubt that our lives have been discombobulated" in ways that we never could have anticipated at the beginning of the year. And, as we soon move into the Fall, we are fatigued and wondering and searching.
Yet the answers are not forthcoming. "Normal" seems only a vague memory. And the "return to normal" seems a long way off.
However, when so much seems in flux, we have found and continue to find that the promise that "God is with us" is more than a phrase we use in Advent and Christmas.
It is this reality of Immanuel that enables us to be at peace, to keep going, to keep sharing the Good News of Great Joy for all people and to continue offering ministries hope, reconciliation and love.
And so we continue to move ahead, serving with "energy, intelligence, imagination and love" in many different ways and places. We have learned and we continue to learn. Above all, God has blessed us and continues to bless us in amazing ways as we fulfill our calling to be God's people of Good News!
Thank you for participating in the work and ministry of God's church community here in Portage!