Words from the Pastor – September 2016
“You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house...”
Matthew 5: 13, 14-15
Greetings and welcome to the season of fall, a season of cooler days and renewed ministry.
I hope you are ready for the start of Sunday School on Sunday, September 11, with Rally Day. Sunday school is our ongoing outreach to grow followers of Christ. Needless to say, Christian education is very important for our children and for all of us who face many challenges in our lives. Our faith in God is what gets us through tough times and teaches us to love our neighbors. Let’s spread the word to all the kids we know that our Sunday school program begins in September.
“Homecoming Sunday” is October 16. This is a special time for our members and friends who have been away from us for a while to “come home.” We will share memories of good times past and encouragement for our future. We will be joined by several former pastors that day and our worship and meal to follow will be a joyful reunion for sure.
Jesus asks us to be “salt” and “light” to those around us (family, friends, neighbors, and our church’s neighbors too). When we don’t use it we lose it. The last few years, we have been working to come out of our shell as a congregation. Let’s reconnect with old friends and make some new ones and shine Christ’s light to all this fall!