May God’s love and peace consume you and may His Spirit fill you,
Over the months I have attempted to share God’s great and never-ending love with you. We live in troubled times, but we know that better days are ahead. John in his Revelation tells us that there is a day coming – filled with everything we long for à
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.”
No one knows when this day will come, but we have been warned that it is coming. Are you ready? Or are you still procrastinating? Time could be very short.
One of the things on my heart is our children – youth of all ages. We are planning our VBS for June 28 & 29th, but we need your help. There is much that needs done and the workers are few. In line with this - it has been several months now that I have been praying – asking God to lift someone up to lead our youth groups. It has been said that if we do not teach our youth about loving Jesus – the world will teach them not to. We have identified several youth [we could have 2 groups – elementary and teens], but without volunteers?? I would ask you to pray about this – seriously pray that The Lord would move hearts and our children would be cared for.
Lastly, [almost] – just a couple of did you knows: There are adults at Rote willing to teach Sunday School for our youth? There is a real need for us to restart our Grief Share Program – we need volunteers We may be a small church, but with Jesus, we can have a huge impact in our communities April 27th is The Rote community yard sale – will we have a group to do food in the pavilion?
Here are a few of the events and activities that are on the horizon: Wednesday Evening Prayer Service – Wednesdays - 6:00 pm – Open to all Bible Study – 7:00 pm Rote - The Story – God’s Word in narrative format – See Pastor Frank March 30th – Road Clean-up – Salona 8 am March 30th – Following Road clean-up – Salona Work Day March 31st – Rote Tureen – Noon April 18th – Maundy Thursday Service – 7 pm – Rote April 21st – Sunrise Service 6:30 am – Easter Celebration – 9:00 am -Salona Vacation Bible School June 28-30th 2019
My comments this month are by no means an attempt to place a guilt trip on anyone. We are all busy –we are all over-extended, but we must think about our youth and those who we can share God’s love with. We must continue to trust that The Lord will give us all that we need to accomplish what He ordains. Please pray about our church – about our ministries and about how we can best honor The Lord. I am available to talk -.