I hope this note finds you well. I must admit that I feel very bad that I have not been in touch in recent weeks and months. As we anticipated and started Fall Ministry, new expectations have developed and the amount of energy and time that is required to do the “normal” things is almost always doubled. Although I have not seen many of you or visited with you recently, please know that I miss our time together in worship and fellowship. Also, my prayer life has become much more robust and vibrant to your benefit, as I grow in faith and dependence on God and remember you in my prayers often. You are near to my thoughts and heart on a daily basis. In some ways, although not nearly as oppressive, I have a new-found appreciation for Saint Paul, who pastored his many churches from a jail cell (see Philippians) and for Saint John, who wrote his great Revelation from exile on the island of Patmos.
I want to thank you for your constant support of our ministry through prayer, online attendance, and financial contributions. We have been pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by your generosity of spirit for our church and the ministry we carry out in this place.
Again, I want to extend an invitation to receive an invitation. If you would like a pastoral visit or in-home communion, please call the church office and I will make every effort to be there. In fact, it would enrich my spirit and strengthen my resolve to face the days and months ahead.
May you continue to know God’s Peace and Be Well!
To prepare for worship on Sunday
(October 25), you are invited to read:
2 Samuel 7:1-17