Does the church experience the "summertime blues" or the "dog days of summer"? Well, I guess if the first thing you think of is programming, then maybe yes, the church does experience a bit of a lull during the summer months as we, along with most other faith communities tend to pull back on programming and activities. BUT, if when we think of "church" things like gathering for fellowship, prayer, teaching, and the breaking of bread immediately comes to mind, then no, other than the week or two we might spend away for a vacation, we shouldn't experience much of a drop-off. In fact, I think there is some considerable merit to giving the overwhelming majority of our time and energy towards those 4 things listed in Acts 2.42 and streamline a lot of the other things that consume our time and resources. I have no desire to see the SPV become the busiest or "most active" church in town (whatever that even means). Instead, I would love to see us be a community of people that worships, learns, breaks bread, and prays together while along the journey ministers to the poor, makes new friends, and fully invests in our families. For me that is the anecdote to "dog days" and "the blues" regardless of the month or season. So with that said I hope to worship, pray, break bread, and learn together with you this Sunday as we start our new series "God on your iPod".