Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,The Labor Day holiday marks a transition in the weeks of summer. Vacation season ends, schools reopen, and congregations resume a faster pace of ministry and programming. I hope summer was a refreshing time for you, and I hope that the weeks ahead go well as fuller schedules return.
Here at the Lutheran Center we are especially aware of the transition that Labor Day brings. Workers, hand tools, heavy equipment, rumbling sounds, the smell of asphalt – all part of a major parking lot paving project – surround the building. The attached photos give you some idea of the scope and activity associated with the week-long work. [Click here to view the original message with photos]
We witnessed destruction and repair of parts of the lot, and then the marvel of repaving the entirety of it. We’ve become friends with some of the laborers, and we’ve gained respect for all of them, as we observe the way they so skillfully change the world around us.
Our respect for you too is renewed as you “tool up” for increased labor. We think about the gifts for ministry that you bring to your call and to your service day in and day out. Thank you for your faithfulness as a co-laborer in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Enjoy the holiday!
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Sam Zeiser