Tricky Transition Times

This week begins one of the transition times of the year. It is starting to feel like fall is coming—night comes sooner, days are cooler and school buses are on the roads—but my body is still in summer mode. In the larger picture I like the different patterns, but it can be hard to make the change to a new routine.

At the church we are gearing up for the fall season to begin. The Welcome Back Breakfast is next Sunday, September 7. This is a potluck breakfast that begins at 8:45 AM and is followed by an outdoor worship service at 10:00. One of my recurring minister nightmares is that no one returns to church after the summer. My fleeting terror is that all the people who took the summer off will decide they like it better that way and will stay home in September. I know this never happens and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with folks next week.

We have also begun the search for a new choir director/organist. The search committee has begun to meet and have already scheduled two interviews. In the interim we are thrilled to have Sabine Gardner as our organist and choir director in September (and October if needed). Sabine has played for us many times and is a good friend of our congregation—and a great musician. She will play the organ this Sunday and will begin with the choir next Thursday, September 4, to prepare for their debut on September 14.

We have many interesting programs planned for the fall. I hope you have had a good summer and are making the transition to the post-Labor day mode. It is going to be here soon, very soon.

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