Today my daughter dropped her oldest son off for the first day of Kindergarten and returned home wearing sun glasses (on a cloudy day). I am sure I cried, too, when my son went to school for the first time, and probably a tear or two with the other two kids. What starting school means to my daughter is change and attachment. For the next thirteen years (actually 15 when you consider she has another child), the family is attached to a school system. She can no longer be flexible about travel, sleeping in, getting the children out the door on time, etc. However, she may find the routine to be satisfying in the end. Routines help keep order in our lives.
As the school year is upon the church, also, how are you adapting to getting back into a routine? Do you like the order that comes with schedules? Do you notice any change in your stress level?
My prayer for you today is that you give God the opportunity to help you stay focused on the mission of the church, and that change is good. Can you imagine summer 365 days of the year? (Maybe!)