Just in for Valentine’s Day -- a love letter from God to you. Read what God has to say. It’s all right in the scriptures! My Child In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you
No, I have not so lost track of the passing time that I forgot we are in the month of September 2020. Perhaps it’s because I have spent so much of my life as a student and teacher I think of September as the start of a new year. Perhaps it is because I was born in September that I see this month as the start of a new year. For our Jewish friends, September brings the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the new year. The new year begins for them on the 1st day of Tishrei (September 19th to us). As they turn the page in their calendar this year, they will enter the year 5781. It is one of the High Holy Days and it is a happy and joyful time as they look ahead to another year.
One of the traditions for Rosh Hashanah is to begin the year eating new fruit. The symbol for that fruit is the pomegranate. It symbolizes fruitfulness because of its many seeds. It is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 commandments of the Torah.
September for us at HCC usually signals the start of a new program year. This year, even though COVID 19 makes it a little different, we still begin our new year. It will be a year filled with inspiration, blessings, and Joy as we come together in church or from our sheltered places to worship, study and serve.
SHANA TOVA, May the coming year fill us with the peace, love, and grace of God.