Pastors word



Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

What a blessing for us to gather together to honor, worship, and praise God in the daily and weekly moments of our lives.

I give thanks to God for all of you and the many and various ways you share of your time, talents, and treasure in the work of God’s kingdom, of the ways you become the hands and feet of Christ on earth.

In Baptism we ask God to help and guide us as we commit to five Faith Practices.
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One of the first promises we make is “To live among God’s faithful people”.

  1)  What does it mean for you to live among God’s faithful people?

  2)  Name someone who influenced your faith journey. Describe that person’s faith.

  3)  How might “living among God’s faithful people” be considered a gift?
     What are the consequences, if any, if we do not allow this gift to be part of our life?

4) Challenge: List seven reasons to be part of a church family.

I invite you to take some time before the fast pace of fall descends upon us and reflect on this promise and the questions above.

I continue to look forward to our journeying together in Christ as the Holy Spirit stirs up within us the desire to become Christ’s body here on earth.

Your sister servant in Christ,

Pastor Rita Augsburger