+Jon V. Anderson
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.
I want to express my gratitude for the gift of a sabbatical this summer. It was great to be able to be with Robyn, my children and my family during this time of rest. It was also a blessing to travel and experience different cultural contexts. I was able to support my parents as they move from their home of many years. I also love to learn, so it was great to visit with leaders in our synod and beyond about their lives and ministry. I was able to read and think about things that I trust will enhance my service in this call.
I want to express gratitude to the team I serve on for all the ways they have cared for the work of the synod office while I am gone. Pr. Linda Pedersen in particular served as the acting bishop.
I will share more in the days to come. Thank you for the gift of rest and a break from the normal rhythms of my calling.
Articles in this week’s e-news:
- Grateful +Bishop Jon Anderson
- Three Sides
- EcoFaith Network
- Church Staff Workers’ Retreat
- “God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday
- Shalom Hill Farm Fall Festival
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