A Note from Our Pastor...
In the month of April this year we still linger in the season of Easter. The Easter season is when we are in sync with the change of seasons in our community. Spring is a time when plants are starting to hint at new life and new growth. All around us we see new growth taking place. In our congregation and in our personal lives new things are coming. God is present in our midst as we grow in our faith. God is present as we practice growth in our prayer lives. In the congregation there are also new things happening, new acolytes will be appearing soon,
two youth will be confirmed and new ideas are beginning to emerge.
In my personal life new things are happening. My husband and I are excited to be
finalizing the adoption of our 2 year old daughter Ella. Our four year old daughter,
Addison is so excited for her little sister's “adoption day” and to have a party for her.
We are excited to watch them both learn and grow in their faith as they grow in years.
So today pause and recognize the new growth around you, the plants, the grass
and the trees. And also reflect on the new growth within you this day. Remember
God is continually making all things new in Christ.
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away;
see, everything has become new! 2 Corinthians 5:17
Have a blessed new Easter season,
Ephesians 3:18 (NIV)
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
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It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.