Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
September has arrived. School is back in session. Our community is buzzing with activity.
Although we are all learners at some level, the task of being a student uniquely offers challenges and opportunities. As everyone involved with students prepares for the task of nurturing and bringing forth the gifts of students, I offer this prayer from the United Methodist Book of Worship:
“At the beginning of a new school year, O God of wisdom, we offer thanks and praise for the gift of new beginnings and for the opportunity to learn and to wonder. We pray for teachers, students, and staff that this year might be rewarding for all. Be with us as we face the challenge of new tasks, the fear of failure, the expectations of parents, friends and self. In our learning and our teaching, may we grow in service to others and in love for your world, through Jesus Christ our Savior. AMEN”.
May each of you be aware of God’s presence while you journey as learners and as teachers. Grace and Peace,