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Dog Days of Summer

07.14.19 | by Keith Russell

Dog Days of Summer

    THESE ARE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER! The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer the dog days. The Old Farmers Almanac says the traditional time for the dog days begin on July 3 and end on August 11. I became acquainted with the term while listening to baseball announcers using it to describe hottest days of the baseball season. A lot of good things happen at Westside during the dog days of summer.

    WE CELEBRATE GOD & COUNTRY DAY during the dog days of summer. We did it a little early this year (June 30), but it was a great day of celebrating our great God and country. It is right to take a day to thank the Lord for the privilege of living in the United States of America. Our nation has a lot of flaws, but it is still the greatest place in the world to live.

    WE HAVE OUR CHURCH PICNIC during the dog days of summer. I hope you were able to attend the Westside Family Picnic last Sunday night. It was a wonderful event. The venue is incredible and although the weather was hot, it was not unbearably hot. The crowd was good; I don’t know how many people attended, but every age group was represented. The food, the fellowship, the music, and the worship were wonderful.

    WE HAVE SUMMER CAMPS during the dog days of summer. Kids Camp is next week, July 22-25. Youth Camp is the following week, July 29-August 2. Please pray for our campers and staff! You can help a child, or a young person go to camp by contributing to the Shawn Heimbach Camp Fund. It’s not too late to give.

    WE GATHER TO WORSHIP every Sunday during the dog days of summer. July is vacation month for a lot of people. However, we are still open every Sunday. Early August is the time for one last getaway before school starts for many families. However, we are still open every Sunday. Don’t let the dog days of summer cause you to miss some great times of worship at Westside!