John Knox Presbyterian Church (USA) 452 Cummings Lane N PO Box 20968 Keizer, OR 97307 503-393-0404
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
Welcome! We invite you to worship with us Sundays
at 10:30 am. Sunday School for children ages 4-5th grade is at 9:15 am every Sunday during the school year, and adult education begins at 9:30 am.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our pastor, The Reverend Dr. John Neal.
After reading the introduction by the Editor of "These Days" I too was drawn into trying to look back and remember Summer time when I was a child. I remember lying on my back and looking at clouds, trying to see the wondrous shapes and figures that are a part of a little boy's imagination. I remember partaking in great adventures with my brother while never going more than a few blocks from home I remember that I enjoyed eating breakfast and not having any plans for the day. And I remember the joys of Summer-time playing kick-the-can after dinner , until the street lights came on. So in looking back at what I enjoyed the most, it was the freedom to just be me. During my thirty some years in the parish, Summers always seemed to be times when I was busier than the rest of the year because of continuing ed. and going on back-pack trips with church youth, and planning for the new year, plus trying to fit in family activities and responsibilities. It is only with my semi-retirement that I have been able to capture again the trust and faith of my childhood Summer times letting go of the need to be busy and having more unplanned time of just being in touch with God and my family.
During this Summer, how are you doing with your journey of faith? Are you learning to let go of busy-ness and trust God more with all your resources, including your time? I Hope you are noticing how much fellowship with other Christians and worship together helps us to slow down and allow the God times to happen!