Rev. Judith Brackett

A Message from the Pastor – June 2016

Dear Oak Lane Family,

The higher temperatures are setting us into summertime motion; worshipping in the air-conditioned Campbell Room, beginning worship at 10 A.M. to evade the afternoon heat, and suspending some meetings to allow time away.

In June, I will be attending the The Engle Preaching Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary, followed by a week in Portland, Oregon for the PC(USA) General Assembly. I’ll end the month with a week’s vacation with my family in the Pacific Northwest.

July offers some new opportunities for learning and fellowship. Each Sunday following worship, all those interested are invited to brunch and a discussion about the national landscape of the Presbyterian church, religious trends, and thought-filled implications for the future. Each stand alone gathering will include a timely article to give us a conversational jumping off point.

I’ll accompany Elisha, Daraja, and Seth to Indiana for the PC(USA) Youth Triennium in late July. Traveling by overnight coach bus, sleeping in a college dorm, and participating in the 4000+ youth gathering, I’m ironically expecting to be rejuvenated by this experience!

In August, I’ll return to The Collegeville Institute in Collegeville Minnesota, for a week of writing and writing instruction. I’m confident time there will provide a time of rest and renewal.

The summer of 2016 at Oak Lane Presbyterian Church will lead us to a time of celebration of our 125th Anniversary in the fall months. Look for more information as plans develop and ideas bloom.

Wherever your summer travels take you; to the shore, to a family reunion, to your own backyard shade, know that the One who created the world and pronounced it good, also savored time to rest. May you summer be filled with awareness of God’s goodness, and may restful rhythms attend your summer days.

Judith Brackett

Rev. Judith Brackett can be reached by calling or emailing the church office, or by calling (610 747-0366) or emailing (