If you know me, you know that I love camp. And, I love camp because camp is all about relationships.
Lindsey and Katie showed me what it meant to have fun and laughter until we cry with total strangers on the ball field. Steve and Simone taught me to float and doggie paddle far enough in the lake to pass a swim test (I still don’t know how to swim). I experienced some of the most powerful outpouring of God’s reckless love with Nate, Clint, Dan, and Calvin gathered around boxes of sand and dimly lit candles underneath the summer twilight. Beth and I fell in love sitting and talking on the amphitheater seats on cool summer weekend nights. Inspiration Point (where someone shares the First Word of the day - God’s Word!) is where God led me to begin daily surrendering to His leading and say “yes” to full-time ministry. Many of my closest friends walked the same dirt paths with me... at camp.
This past week, Beth, the boys, and I along with 22 other families from Our Savior added to the web of relationships that we call camp. We had a blast being our true, authentic, goofy, and free selves. Camp has a way of reminding us who God is, who we are, and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made to be in relationship with God and each other.
Kurt Anderson will lead us through Psalm 139. I can’t wait to worship with you as together as we will declare that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Invite a friend and make sure you have a Bible ready to go. I’ll see you online (or whenever you worship, on-demand!).
Love you more than you know. -pt
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.