More than just the unofficial start of summer
May 4:35 PM

More than just the unofficial start of summer

May 4:35 PM
May 4:35 PM

MAY 23, 2024


Lakeshore Friends—

This weekend is what many call the unofficial start of Summer.  Right on cue, the weather has finally started warming up and we just broke 80 degrees for the first time this year (yeah, late May is waaaaaay toooooo late for that to occur in my opinion).  We all look forward to this because, well, we live in Rochester and warm weather isn’t something we get a lot of.  So I am encouraged by thoughts of summer!

With all of that said, this weekend is more important for something we should never take for granted.  It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time we set aside as a national holiday to remember and honor those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  This holiday has been a part of our national calendar since 1868, around the time of the Civil War, though its original name was Decoration Day.

I hope that you’ll remember those who have given their lives for their country this weekend.  After Jesus, no one has given up more for our freedom than those who died to preserve it.  So make sure you thank God for our brave servicemen and women who make our land the land of the free.  We can never be sure how long we will have this freedom.

This Sunday, we’ll remember those who died in service to our country as part of our services, as we continue “I’m Just Too Busy."

And remember that while some people rarely attend church during the summer (something known as the “summer slump” in church lingo), church attendance is something mature Christians who love Jesus always pursue first above everything else.  I hope that will describe you this summer!

“Thank you, Lord, for giving us a great nation filled with heroes willing to sacrifice for all of us in the United States.”



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