This Sunday, August 21, is “Rally Day”.
Why do they call it “Rally Day” anyway? If one goes to the dictionary, one finds this:
#1. a coming together again in order to continue a cause or a purpose, after a dispersion or defeat.
#2. to recover or cause to recover a spirit of strength, health, or poise.
Sounds like a perfect word for our times. The ‘summer slowdown’ is an annual thing,
but the time of COVID is a unique and global thing. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a time of “defeat” (#1)
but certainly a time of “dispersion”. So it’s TIME!
Time to ‘come together’ again; time to recover our cause and purpose; time to regain our strength,
our health, our poise.
Sunday promises to be fun and full of energy! It is a day for the entire congregation!
-not just youth and education! Come catch the Spirit! Worship! Stay after and have something to eat.
Engage with people you haven’t rubbed shoulders with in a while.
Take a spin in the Bounce House. (“I dare ya!”)
Rally Day is a “DAY” – a launch day. But it doesn’t stop with the “Day”. It launches us on a journey through
a new program year. Choirs and musical ensembles are ‘getting back’.
Confirmation is ‘getting back’. Small groups are ‘getting back’. We embark with new energy.
I encourage you; I challenge you; to get involved in a new activity, a new group, a new role of serving, giving, receiving.
The “Rally Spirit” is alive at Grace.
See you Sunday!!