Excerpt from June, 2018 "The Mountain Top Messenger" newsletter...

Welcome to summer! As I am writing this message to you, I am enjoying a bit of early summer, as you know June and I drove down to Florida for my grand daughter Emily's High School graduation...
 
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June 2018 "The Mountain Top Messenger" Newsletter
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Welcome to summer! As I am writing this message to you, I am enjoying a bit of early summer, as you know June and I drove down to Florida for my grand daughter Emily's High School graduation. Yes, you saw it correctly, we decided to drive down and back. It is quite a drive, 1833 miles one way, a test of perseverance and patience. I drove in and around the high traffic areas and June drove in the open spaces, she is not a traffic fan, she did very well, and didn't toss me out of the car when I was "right seat driving". In a way this trip reminds me of our faith lives. Areas where there is smooth sailing, just stay between the lines, set the cruise control and go. Then there are the places where life, and driving, gets interesting, when you get into traffic jams and it seems like you are just crawling, if you're moving at all. Or those times when you make a wrong turn, and it seems like an eternity while you recalculate and do your best to get back on the right road. Fortunately in both driving and life we have a road map, in the car we have the map, or nowadays GPS to show us the way if we follow it. In our spiritual life, we have God's Word, it shows us the way, it keeps us between the white lines. It is a map which unlike the map in our car, or our GPS, is never wrong, it never goes out of date because of changes to the roads or new and better ways to try and get to your destination. It is the only way, neither the desired road nor the desired destination change. There is only one way and we know that way is Jesus. So as you travel the road of life, remember to check your map daily, rely on your Christian family and friends to keep you between the lines. Remember also to stop frequently at the filling station, your church, to fill up on the fuel that you need to complete your journey, the Word to show you the way, the Lord's Supper, to refresh you and fill your tank, and your faith family to cheer you on and encourage you on the road ahead.

As we move into summer we havebsome events to look forward too, our outdoor worship service and picnic in July andvour VBS in August. I look forward to seeing you all again soon, Prayers for our safe travel are welcome, and I hope you don't mind... I am going to keep this month's message short and head to the beach before the afternoon rain.

I pray God's blessing upon all of you.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you
May the Lord show you His favor and give you peace.

Pastor Rick
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June 2018 "The Mountain Top Messenger" Newsletter