Summer Is Here!

Tim Eaton

Tim Eaton

By Pastor Tim Eaton


It is beautiful outside.  Lots of kids are out of school, and maybe things have slowed down for you, too.

When summer comes, we usually fall into one of two camps: those that have a list a mile long of things they want to do during the summer; and those who don’t have enough to do.  Either way, its trouble.

If you have a list too long, someone is going to get disappointed that you are not doing what they want.  Or, you are going to run yourself ragged trying to squeeze everything into the summer.  On the other hand, not having enough to do means a house full of bored kids – and that is serious trouble!

King Solomon, who saw his fair share of summers and was the wisest man who ever lived, met this problem with wisdom.  In Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, he notes that, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”

Solomon realized that everything necessary would happen in God’s time.  Instead of being stressed about what he could and couldn’t do, he focused on the quality and purpose of things he was able to do.  He also noted that there is “a time to weep and a time for joy!”  I think he would agree that summer is a time for joy.

Whatever you do this summer, take the time to find joy in it.  At Edgewater, we would love to help.  Bring the kids to our “Everest Vacation Bible School.”  Children 4 to 12 will learn to keep cool during challenges – and you will get some evenings of rest while they enjoy time with friends, free dinners, and a great message.

Edgewater’s VBS is July 20 to 24, Monday through Friday, from 4:30 to 7:30 each night.  Register online at

Find joy this summer at Edgewater!

Edgewater Lutheran Church meets Sundays at 10 a.m., worshipping at Harada Elementary, 12884 Oakdale Street, Eastvale, CA, 92880;