This past week saw the removal of the bells from St. Mark’s Church and this week the Ascension window will be removed as well. Even though this was presented to the congregation many months ago and approved by the vestry, the implementation of these plans have felt sudden. Stepping actively into a plan with a physical reality is very different than agreeing to something in theory that will happen some time in the future. The sale of the bells and this one window alone will add $96,000 to our financial reserves and allow us to finalize our coming together as a new, combined congregation in the coming year. That, however, does not lessen the pain of seeing them go.
The Mustard Seeds Youth Group met recently for an evening of mayhem and making soup. After a ton of crazy games, including trying to get an Oreo placed on your forehead into your mouth without using your hands, they put their chef hats on and created a fantastic pot of soup to share at the Augusta Warming Center. Loving God, loving neighbor and eating Oreos off your face! THAT’S being the Church!