post holiday blahs

Does anyone else feel as if a dump truck of rotten bananas has been dumped on your head and you can’t dig your way out?

I have a serious case of post-holiday blahs. It doesn’t help that I was sick most of the past week (nor that I stayed up to watch the end of the Vince Young show, previously known as the Rose Bowl). Between all the holiday fun and church activities I am completely drained. The New Year looks as bright as San Francisco on a winter morning.

It is tempting to lament the holidays. “Oh, it is all too much.†Or, “Christmas is so overdone.†But, no, it was actually a bunch of fun. More than fun—it was a meaningful and important time with family and church community. No whining allowed. When we live where we live, have friends like we have, and a church that is as mission oriented as this one—there is no room for complaints.

Sure, I’m tired. But that’s the price to pay for full throttle festivities.

But, I am going to try to cut myself a little slack. Don’t expect any great insights in this writing. Just a brief New Year update. If you want to know more you’ll have to come to church on Sunday.

See you in church,

mark

Service Opportunities

ï¶ The HIHI homeless program has been coming up short on volunteers. If you have been thinking of helping with the program, now is the time. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office. Or call Anne Canadeo.
ï¶ The bandfest on Friday, January 13, is in need of chaperones. Give me a call or an email if you can help.
ï¶ There is a new, and mostly blank, sign-up sheet for Sunday coffee hour. Be sure to add your name to help with this important ministry of hospitality.
ï¶ The church council is currently compiling the slate of officers and committee members for the coming year. If you would like to serve the church in any capacity call or email me, or our moderator, Michael Sirignano.

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