A Note from the Pastor
Spring is here. Spring is a time when we think about renewal and new growth. Easter is also coming very soon, and Easter is a time when we think about renewal and new growth. This last year has been a time when we have felt that we have stagnated and it was hard to have new growth. It just seemed to be a year of hardships. Spring reminds us that everything will grow again, and we will see the beauty of God’s creation once again. Easter also reminds us that the reign of sin over the earth is over.
Jesus died on the cross that we may forever be freed from the control of sin in our lives. Death should hold no fear for us as Christians, for death is not an end, but a new beginning. When Jesus was raised from the dead that first Easter morning, we too received the promise of resurrection.
The Corona virus seems to be slowing down and things are starting to get back to a more normal state, but things will never quite be the same in each of our churches. In a year that seemed so depressing and difficult God has given us joys. We have new children in both of the churches, and they are a blessing not only to their families but to the church families as well.
One of the greatest sounds in a church building is not the sound of the music or the singing, though they are wonderful. It is not the words of the sermon of the prayers no matter how good they may be. It is not the sound of the people as they fellowship with one another, though that is also wonderful. The greatest sound is the sounds of our children. The noises of the babies, and the moving around of the toddlers and the older children, this is the greatest sound in church. It is in these sounds that we are reminded that God is not through with us yet.
In Christ’s Service