From Our Pastor, Rev. Gloria Smith
Congratulations, we have made it through another summer in Arizona. According to average temperatures, we should have moved beyond our excessive heat temperatures. We can also look back over the past few months and remember that this was a normal year in terms of the monsoon. Monsoon rain levels have not been seen in a while.
Along with seasonal changes, the church’s calendar also changes. We may not be completely back to normal but activities are beginning to return gradually. As you read the rest of “The Pilgrim” you will see all the events that will give you an opportunity to support the church, socialize, remember what laughter is after 2020 and the beginning of 2021, and participate in special worship services.
Following our All-Saints service, we will enjoy fellowship and family stories ending with our fall Pet Memorial Service by the Pet Memorial Wall. If you are interested in remembering and honoring any lost pets you can see Kathy V. to order a paw print plaque. (Please do so in the next few weeks so she can get the plaques by November.) You do not need a plaque to participate in the Memorial Service. We also ask that you gather up your best picture of your pet and send/bring them to the church for the service. These two services are some of our richest Worship Services because they are not dominated by traditional liturgy and come from the heart of the congregation. We thank God for what we have received in love and companionship through the lives of those we shared life.
Enjoy the nicer weather we will see (in comparison to 110-115 degree temperatures). As the saying goes,
“This is why we live in Arizona”.
Blessings, Rev. Gloria