Paul wrote: “For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that Imay gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness of God.” How beautiful! My heart is right withour Father because of His Son and nothing else. What a relief, because I seem to fail too often. In Jesus, I am free of the Law and live by grace alone. The Holy Spirit overwhelms me with love that pours out of myheart of faith like an unstoppable waterfall. While I walk in the light, I will cry, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
How wonderful it is to be home with my family and friends in faith. Thank you so much for welcoming me back with love. It is a joy to be here and to see you every week.
Join us for our Grief and Loss Group at Grace on Thursday, April 11th from 6 to 7pm. We depend totally on grace. Grief can take away our ability to know the comfort of that grace. Together, we can work to heal and know grace again. All are welcome. Any grief is accepted.
Grace needs your help. We have a ministry we want to create, which will share our time and love with our kids, a truly fulfilling ministry. We need some adults to help lead a junior high youth group. The commitment would be once a month during the school year. You would help plan games and activities for our youth so they feel that our church is a place for them. Let me or Katie know if you are interested.
Janet Kokko and Karl Rundman are part of my Teaching Committee, which helps me to learn and grow as a minister. You are encouraged to share your insights about my ministry with them. Your voice is important, so please let them know your thoughts.
Join us Wednesdays for our Lenten Soup Supper at 5:30pm followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 6:30pm. The service is truly beautiful, so please be there.
Do you have dreams for our church? Have you had an idea you wish you could try out on our congregation? Talk to me. Grace is your church. Let’s make it what you need it to be.
As always, I am here for you and want to hear from you. Drop by my office, grab me after church or stopme at Walmart… I look forward to talking with you.
With faith and hope and love,