This past weekend my wife and I attended a truly wonder-filled event: a 40th anniversary celebration of two of our most beloved and gregarious church members. We began in our church sanctuary with their children and grandchildren – and the renewal of their marriage vows. This was a very special occasion for a number of reasons that are personal and I cannot share them here. We moved from there down the street to a beautiful Bed and Breakfast that caters to overnight guests and – occasion! We filled the place with church members and many, many friends beyond the Church. There is something about being part of a church community – and a larger community. I covet this for all of us. It is truly life-giving!