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Sep 11th, 2016 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: September 11

         Well, here we are at the beginning of another school year. Another church year begins with new commitments, perhaps a new committee to join, new friends, new schedules! John is back, Robin is back, I’m back, you’re back. The gang is all here!

         Today also marks 15 years since 911, although discussion of that horrific event has lessened over the past 5 years in particular. Other world events have taken precedence. Last week Carol began a new church season, the Season of Creation, in which we pray and work for justice for God’s creation!

The fall is always a time of newness and renewal, even more so than January 1st. And even though Advent technically begins the new church year, it seems like the Sunday after Labour Day marks the practical beginning of the church year. Peter Faris, a former minister at St. Paul’s Trinity before amalgamation and who left ministry to become a teacher, used to describe one of the ministers in Nelson saying, “He was like a submarine; he’d dive down in September into the nitty gritty of ministry and then rise to the surface sometime in early June.” Well, even though that sounds a bit like what we do, it also sounds a bit over the top and I hope that’s not what we’re in for this year!

Also, I’ve learned over the years that I feel my losses much more vividly during August and early September as summer slowly, and sometimes »»

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