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Friends,
The year I graduated from high school, this really cool song was popular on the radio (read: really cheesy). Graduation by Vitamin C.
As much as it seemed that it’s only pupose was to invoke tears in emotional teens, it still speaks to me about a searching for meaning in the midst of life. When we think about the lives we are living now- what is going to mean something 10 years from now?
Our world encourages us in a quest for wealth and popularity- but is that where meaning lies?
It’s difficult to argue with the powerful message of culture, but we know that true meaning is found in giving our lives in service to others. Whatever that looks like for you, with the talents and gifts you have, God has created you particularly to serve others.

Remember Romans 12 (from the Message Bible)
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday ordinary life- your sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking around life- and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention of God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.”

As you celebrate with students graduating this weekend (hopefully not while singing Vitamin C), I hope you remind them where real meaning lies. It is found in relationship- with God and with those around you. And you’ll be changed. From the inside out.

Many Blessings in your hope-filled future, Graduates!

Pastor Elizabeth

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“Blessed to be a Blessing” was a favorite phrase of my wife Jane’s Grandma, a wonderful mother & grandmother. Come this Sunday and let’s “count our blessings.”  How many do you have?

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