As I write this, I believe spring may finally have arrived. The sun is shining, the air is fresh and the sky is blue. We can only hope and pray right? With the coming of spring, we are reminded of new life…and growth. The Christian faith permeates with the thoughts of these two principles. The Apostle Paul tells us in II Corinthians 5:17: “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” When one comes to Jesus Christ by faith, believing and trusting in Him as Savior and Lord, he/she becomes a new person! Amen. Sins are forgiven, the Holy Spirit takes His residence up in our hearts and we are given the gift of eternal life. God is good…Amen? Let me encourage you this spring to reflect on growth in your spiritual life. Do things that will enhance your growth as a Christian and by that I mean…Bible reading, prayer, church attendance and sharing your faith with others. You will see God do wonderful things in your life by yielding to His Lordship. J
Lots of things happening in our churches this spring and summer. I’ve begun a new sermon series called, “The Roman Road” which will take us through Paul’s letter to the church at Rome. In this series, we will examine the basics of the Christian faith, as well as other life issues that we all face. You won’t want to miss it so join us each Sunday and take in all God has for you… and be sure to bring a friend! May 27, 28 and 29 I will be attending the Annual Conference in St. Cloud, but if I am needed, please call the church office and have Colleen contact me. Also, be sure to be watching the bulletin, newsletter, website and our church Facebook profile page for all the happenings going on this spring and summer!
Last, but not least, everyone is invited to my daughter, Maggie’s graduation open house at the parsonage on Saturday, May 30 from 1 – 5 p.m. Come help her celebrate her high school graduation J. Lots of good food and fellowship for all.
As always, I am humbled and honored to serve you as pastor of our churches. Each of you have become very special to me and I thank you for this privilege to bring God’s Word to you and serve you in the name of the Lord. If I can be of any assistance to you in any way, please feel free to contact me. I pray for you that you will “…grow in grace” as you live your lives for Jesus Christ.
God bless you this spring season.