June 2017
From Pastor Paul

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39, NRSV

I absolutely love these words that the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans. Nothing! Hear that again: Nothing! separates us from God’s love for us - absolutely nothing. These are the words that I cling to, the words that when I receive a yogurt sandwich in life that I know that God is there and will see me through. These are also great words to be reminded of as we head into the summer season. Many of you will be on the move - headed out for vacation, taking a quick weekend trip to see family or friends, spending some quality time in the great outdoors of the Grand Mesa or the peace and comfort as the sunsets in the comfort and company of neighbors and friends. If I can take a moment and reminisce . . . I cherish the memories of playing Bocce ball with friends in the community and getting the opportunity to make and to deepen friendships. These are only a few ways people will be on the move this summer.

No matter where you go (or don’t go, I know some also are quite content being at home, as I am) remember that you do not go alone but rather you go with the Holy Spirit guiding you and moving you in ways you might not have first imagined. You go as a child of God sent into the world so that others might know of God’s love through your actions. Where ever you go – you have the amazing opportunity to be church.  Remember the benediction that we have so often heard in worship:

“Where ever you go, God is sending you,
wherever you are, God has put you there;
God has a purpose in your being there.
Christ who indwells you has something He wants to do through you where you are.
Believe this and go in God's grace and love and power.”

Also know, that as you go about your days, that your family at All Saints will be here praying for you and looking forward to hearing the stories of your adventures. If you find yourself home on Sunday know that we will be here and we will gather in worship as we always do to give thanks to God for all we have been given and to be reminded of how much we are loved.

Blessings in all that you do this summer and our prayers will continue to be that God will hold, guide and protect you in all you do.  Have a marvelous Summer!

Servants together,
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