the Pastor's pen

Greetings to Everyone, 

I hope in the Lord that everyone is doing well. We close out 2021 and begin a new year. This past year has proved to have many events, struggles, and victories for every one of us. Through it all, there has been some very faithful people step up to help through those times. Thank you to each one for your faithfulness to the Lord as we serve our Lord together. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.” How true are the words of Ralph Emerson. In the book of Romans 15:1-13-the apostle Paul speaks about the need for those who are strong (faithful) to bear with those who are not and to do it for the glory of God not ourselves. Serve the people for the good of God. Build them up from the spiritually broken state in which they live. Everything written in the past teaches us that through the endurance and encouragement of the scripture we have hope. What we have seen the Lord do this past year should help us to be confident in what He wants us to do this year; obeying without complaining, worrying, or doubting. He will unify a group of people with that type of heart! Do your best to accept everyone the Lord brings our way. It will be easy to do if we will remember that we all fall short of God’s glory, we all have faults, and problems, and habits, troubles, and the Lord accepted us. So shall we accept others the same way.

    We have many plans for this upcoming year starting with the Easter drama. Make plans, voice prayers, get involved with this wonderful outreach and demonstration of God’s love and forgiveness. Let us remember what we have seen, what God has done and provided for.

    I hope in the Lord that more people can feel confident enough to return to “in person” worship as we all work together to build the Lord’s church.

    May the God of all hope fill you with joy and peace, as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

In Christ Love,

Bro. Mike