Pastors word

 

Pray Constantly, Serve Joyfully, Tell the Story

(First Evangelical Lutheran Church “Alive” in Mission & Evangelism)

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Believing that:

we are made by God (In the image of God, God created male and female. Genesis 1:27)

and for God’s purposes (To bring all things in heaven and earth together in one, in Christ. Ephesians 2:1-10)

we ask the question, “What

does God want us to be and do?”

 

To be in relationship, give our whole life to God –Jesus prays: 20“I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:20-21)

Asking the Holy Spirit to create in us a relationship of faith and trust in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, please join with me, wherever you are each day of Advent, in praying the prayer listed below.

Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To You, O Lord, I return it. All is Yours, dispose of it wholly according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace, for this is enough for me.

- Prayer by St Ignatius of Loyola

Thanking and praising God for the gift of prayer. May we continue to be open to the Holy Spirit’s movement here within and among us.

 

I remain your partner in ministry.

 

Pastor Rita Augsburger

December 2018 FLAME

 

 

Pastors word

 

Pray Constantly, Serve Joyfully, Tell the Story

(First Evangelical Lutheran Church “Alive” in Mission & Evangelism)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

I remain your partner in ministry.

 

Pastor Rita Augsburger

December 2018 FLAME

 

 

Pastors word

 

Pray Constantly, Serve Joyfully, Tell the Story

(First Evangelical Lutheran Church “Alive” in Mission & Evangelism)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

I remain your partner in ministry.

 

Pastor Rita Augsburger

December 2018 FLAME