Word from the Pastor

August 2020

Greetings,

The world seems to be having many problems.  Rioters, vandals, Arson, looters, you name it.  Disrespect for authority and authority figures.  It is not just in the good old U.S. of A.  Some of these people feel they are “justified” in what they are doing to people and people’s property.  In some locations, people are arrested and later released.  In some other locations, these folks are caught and hauled before a judge and the expression on their faces is very revealing when reality sets in that indicates, “You are in big trouble.”

There are times things look like we will get away with what is in us-our sinful nature, and then it is through the grace of God that reality sets in and likewise says, “I am in big trouble.”  It is at this point where the Holy Spirit can take us and point us to the Savior.

The message indeed is that one is in big trouble, but our Lord stepped in, receiving the consequences of our action.  Yes, that does not mean we were innocent to begin with; it does not give us a license to do it again,…if anything, as the Catechism so clearly states, “All of which it is our duty to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him.”

In His Service,

Pastor
    

Bible Study

Scripture records, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing he message, and the message is head through the Word of Christ” (Romans 10:17, NIV).  Thus, ongoing Scripture studies are conducted on a regular basis, on a book of the Bible, or on a topic covered in the Scripture.  In addition to Sunday School classes for all ages, a weekly class is conducted Wednesday evenings.  These are from 1700-1755 hrs and run throughout the year.  The class does not meet when worship services are offered on Wednesday evenings (Thanksgiving, Advent, or Lent).  At this time, in compliance with the Reopening of Churches guidance due to the Corona Virus, Bible Study is not meeting.  But will soon when we move to the next phase of the reopening guidelines.