Turning the calendar to May, I realize that this is my next to last newsletter
message. Thus, our two year chapter in your midst is fast coming to
a close as Sunday, June 9th will be our final Sunday. With this in mind,
should anyone wish to have conversation before departure, know of my
openness in sharing such moments be they of a congregational, personal
or spiritual matter.
With you, I welcome and greet all the signs of spring that are slowly
but surely nudging us toward summer. The greening of the grass, blossoming
of trees and bright flowers emerging from winterís hard ground,
all serve to remind us of our genius Creator who greets us in the breaking
forth of spring with divine smile, extravagant beauty and an anthem of
love in a kaleidoscope of color. Itís almost as if creation dances in delight!
Similarly, the Risen Christ gives new life to all creation, human beings like
you and me and even churches like Old Brick. Let us embrace and welcome
all that God has in store for us!
Moving from the Easter season to the day of Pentecost, the birthday
of the Christian church; we celebrate the gift of Godís spirit. In the great
promises of Pentecost, we are not only strengthened but empowered in
ways we could not imagine. Ours is a God ďwho by the power at work
within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or
imagine.Ē (Ephesians 3:20). May this be our faith as we journey into our
Grace and Peace,
Kent E. Huyck