From the Pastor's Pen
Life can change drastically in a single moment. Such was the case on the morning of February 18th when I found that my mother, Charlotte Hennen, had passed away. Life will never be the same, but God is still in control and still has plans to prosper us and not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11). He still is going to be the God of all comfort and the strength-giver. Mom’s obituary is on my Facebook page and on Mattera Funeral Home website. The service where we celebrated her life was a wonderful service and can also be found on my Facebook page. Thank you to those of you who spoke, shared music, shared tributes, cleaned, set up, and the list just keeps going on!
I can’t say thank you enough for all of the prayers, cards, gifts, flowers, dinners, hosting the visitation and service of celebration at the church, hugs, and expressions of condolence and comfort. Thank you also for your many offers of help. You are a wonderful people! Carol, Melissa, Adam, and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Our God is a God of redemption and it is because of that we are able to have a personal relationship with Him. That is why we have the assurance of heaven when we die, if we have accepted his offer of salvation. From the fall of Adam and Eve into sin to the end of time on this earth, God has been working to draw mankind into relationship with Him.
This Sunday, March 6th, we will be starting a theme of Bible study and services that will focus on this “Red Thread of Redemption” that runs throughout the Bible. The Bible reading plan will run for 40 days, from March 5 to April 16.
There is a 40-Day devotional guide available to you in a couple different ways. There will be print copies available at the church this Sunday. You can also join the journey by texting ETW2015 to 72717 to sign up to receive the full Scripture and devotional each day. Where the phone number goes you put the 72717 and the ETW2015 in the message. (I’m spelling it out because I just did it backwards).
We also have a sheet available for the children that we will be handing out on Sunday, March 5th. It will give you everything that you need to make this an interesting journey for the children as well. There is a hidden picture for them to find everyday as well as Scripture reading and weekly Bible memory verses. Contact me if you would like to have it emailed to you.
God loves YOU and has gone to great lengths to have a relationship with you. Let’s join together in this journey to strengthen our faith as we go through this Lenten season.
Again, thank you for your love and support. God has blessed me with a tremendous group of people to pastor!
In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Wayne Hennen
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