Remembering is a holy practice. Throughout the Bible, we are invited to do it – from remembering God’s rescue mission of his people at the Exodus to Jesus’ invitation to take the bread and the cup “in remembrance of me.”
The testimony from the Psalms has it just right.
I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. (Psa 77:11-14 ESV)
Remembering puts God in his place. Remembering makes our faith personal and powerful. We remember that God is the one who has been faithful. He is the one who has guided our steps. He has worked wonders. He has shown His might among us. He did it generations ago. And He is doing it today.
This weekend is Legacy Weekend. Legacy Weekend is a weekend to remember how God has been at work in us and in our congregation. As we remember, we celebrate the legacy of God’s faithfulness in the life of our church and our bright future in His hands. It is so important to stop and together remember all that God has done over these last months, over these last years, and over the generations.
On Saturday, our “Grand Adults” will gather for a luncheon – honoring them and their legacy amongst us. The Four Score and More luncheon is one of my favorite events all year. The stories I hear each year of faith and commitment to Jesus Christ and stories of the generations of people that have come before us at our church touch me deeply.
On Sunday, we will continue our holy remembering. On both Saturday and Sunday, our special guest will be the Reverend Connie Jordan-Haas. Along with being the daughter of Jack and Betsy Jordan, Connie is a “daughter of the church” having been confirmed, ordained and married as a part of our church family. Connie is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Divinity School. Connie has served congregations in Ohio, Connecticut and Virginia. While serving as a Parish Associate at Vienna Presbyterian Church, Connie has also served in interim positions in Virginia. She is marred to David and has two children, Julia and Mary Grace.
I know you join me in welcoming Connie for this exciting weekend of remembering. I can’t wait to remember with you and consider it a deep joy to be…
Your pastor and friend,