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Dear Church Family,

Most of you have heard that we had a new addition to our family last week.  Genevieve Lisette was born on June 2 to our son Josh and his wife, joining their two other daughters, Christie and Emme. Her birth is, of course, a great source of joy.

I find myself marveling, “how do they do it?” Three young daughters, in a community far from family, with Josh in a new job, his third since they moved to Tennessee.  But then again, I wonder at times, thinking back, how we did it when we were raising children, working long hours, and trying to support our aging parents. The Sermon on the Mount reminds us “God gives us strength sufficient for the day,” and God did.

But like many grandparents we sometimes worry about the kind of future our grandchildren will be facing.  The world keeps changing and sometimes the uncertainty of what is ahead can be daunting. Our hope is in that old adage, “we do not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future.”

The sermon this week addresses that worry.  The title is “Security in an Anxious World,” and the texts are Jeremiah 8:8-13 and Philippians 4:4-9.

We will be away the following two Sundays (June 20 and 27), visiting our son Toby in Winchester, VA (his birthday is June 20-as is Lynn’s) and Josh and his growing family in Apison, TN.  We are looking forward to it.  It will be the first night I’ve been away since the pandemic began.

The Rev. Terry Ryan, well known to many of you, will be leading worship those two weeks.  There will be no “Good Word” while I’m away.

See you in church.

Peace and Joy,

Rich

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