Truthfully, today is my 5th day in the office, rather than my first. It is going to take several months before I truly get settled in. I had my first worship service this past Sunday, and was flattered that the choir chose to come and sing on a Sunday!
I suspect that many of my posts and reflections over the next little while will be about new beginnings. St. Matthew’s is my fourth long-term pastoral charge, but I have recently come off two short-term transitional positions. It will be good to be thinking of ministry here in months and years, rather than in weeks and months.
While many will be taking the summer months to renew and refresh, I will be doing the same, but from my office here at St. Matthew’s. Renewing, refreshing as part of my own planning, and connecting with the community.
Yours in Christ,