It takes a vital church to have a day like we had yesterday. Any morning that leaves you reflecting on how bright the future is because of how bright the present is, including how impressive are our children, is a good morning. Any evening that has children telling parents, “That was fun” and asking “Can we do that again next year?” and adults have side conversations about “When we do this next time…” is a good evening for the church.
This Sunday begins a three-week series on Stewardship. This is a time of the year when added emphasis is given to stewardship. I hesitate to call it “Stewardship Season” in case that implies other seasons when stewardship is not a focal point. Can you imagine if we said it’s “Discipleship Season” and meant that the rest of the year we aren’t interested in discipleship? Every day, disciples are called to be stewards – caretakers of that which God has shared with us.