This is the time of year when many churches hold Rally Sunday, the day when many programs and ministries return after a summer off, especially educational activities. Below is a small piece of our own celebration, which is happening today.
Teaching God, by your Word we are guided and by your instruction we are led. We strive to listen carefully for the voice of Christ mediated by your Spirit. Speak to us in silence and song, through scripture and into our own lives. We prepare to re-enter a world seeking direction and presence, and in our listening may we be attentive to how you call us to serve others, and to share your message of love and justice with all. Here we are as your students; we open our hearts and minds to you. Amen.