I noticed the other day a few leaves have started to change, creating a bit of a mottled look, neither the summer green nor the colorful fall foliage. September seems to be hanging in that balance of what was and what is to be, a transition between the seasons in the trees, and perhaps even for ourselves.
We have started a new worship experience on Sunday mornings, starting at 8:30 am, moving through Koinonia hour, and ending after the 10:45 am service. I like this new thing we are doing, but I do not like the time of living into something new. I want to know what is happening and how it will turn out. We don’t know how this will turn out, but I feel a sense of excitement and hope as we try on this new expression.
Maybe it is like the aspens here in Colorado, how often have you planned a trip to go leaf peeping and a snowstorm comes along and knocks all the leaves down? It is disappointing, but we learn to plan a little earlier in the next year. Or we adjust our plans and head up to the mountains for that “peak” weekend. We can’t know when the leaves will be at their prime and yet we anticipate that time every year.
We can’t know what the future holds here at Mt. View, but we keep working, planning, and preparing to make it the best it can be. So many of you put so much into the ministries, and together we will move forward, into that best time!
I look forward to moving forward, to trying on something new, and moving together to our best Mt. View!