Taking Sabbath Time

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops.

If we step away for a time, we are not, as many may think and some will accuse, being irresponsible, but rather we are preparing ourselves to more ably perform our duties and discharge our obligations.

When I return home, I am always surprised to find some questions I sought to evade had been answered and some entanglements I had hoped to flee had become unraveled in my absence.

A day away acts as a spring tonic. It can dispel rancor, transform indecision, and renew the spirit.” ~ Maya Angelou

During these summer months we encourage you to find ways to take time Sabbath Time – to stop and rest in the presence of God, to reconnect with grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to experience the renewing presence of the Holy Spirit.

On the Upper Room table in the Narthex at church you will find a page of scriptures, readings, and Sabbath practices to encourage and support you.