Hello and Welcome to a New Year “2018”
I would like to say a special thank you to those few that came for the Blue Christmas Vigil this past Sunday, December 16th in joining us with prayer & remembrance of our loved ones. I was hoping for a better turn out. The Christmas Vigil for 2018 will be questionable, depending on if people want it or not.
Also, we will be doing the UN-Hanging of the Greens on January 8th at 10am, with pizza and dessert to follow. Thank you to all who are helping with that.
With the New Year, we will be starting a new Worship series. Deepening Discipleship with H. O. P. E. ~
We read in Psalm 51: Create in me a clean heart, O God, washing us of our sins and transgressions. We ask for forgiveness each week, but if we are truly honest with our-selves, we can’t hide from God, he sees eve-rything. God loves us even with our sins.
In John 8:31-32: The truth will set us free, and yes it does! Being truthful and obedient with God, then we will truly be free.
Also in Psalm 25:1-10 we learn about God’s path for us. We ask for God to teach us his path, for his steadfast love, and none who wait for him shall be shamed, those who are wantonly treacherous shall be shamed.
Finally, in James 1:2-4 when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the test-ing of your faith produces steadfastness. What better way to figure out just how much God really does love us. He loved us so much that he gave is ONLY Son for us. We sin, God grants us forgiveness, we lose our faith, God shows us the way back to his path. We lose someone special to us, we turn to God and ask WHY? He answers. We may not like it, but he answers. We just need to love and trust that God loves and will guide us in the direction he has provided and be open to believe in Him. Jesus, is the way and the light to all those who believe.