As the weather turns cooler and harvest is completed, the congregations of Crossroads United have been pleased with the response to fundraising efforts: Wawota RTR pie and preserve sales during the summer; Maryfield's salad smorg and soup & sandwich luncheon in mid-September. A return to normal living has been enjoyed, but we know that as the fourth wave of the covid-19 pandemic spreads across the country, this may be short-lived. Although the threat remains from particularly the Delta variant, the protection offered by a more fully vaccinated public promises hope.
Jesus also promised something beyond the current instability and uncertainty - new life in resurrection, the joy of fresh beginnings, a new mission to take the message of God's love in salvation and eternal life to all people. That hope can still motivate us as we continue through these times. Keep our eyes on God's grace, stay healthy by taking sensible precautions, and cultivate a positive attitude. Jesus said, "And be sure of this: I am with you always." (Matthew 28:20)
Blessings and peace in the weeks ahead.
Roy Bortolotto, DLM
Office: 110 Lonsdale St., Box 97, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0; (306) 739-2233
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