Our scripture lessons this past weekend reminded us that we are not the first to live in times of anxiety and transition. We are not the first to face social and political unrest. We are not the first to fret about “what might happen” as we ponder the future. As Pastor Shelly shared in her sermon (click here to watch – our live stream has been fixed), there is just no getting around, or over, or under the fact that sometimes life and circumstances are tough. And that is why it is so critical that we move through these times together as sisters and brothers in Christ, as followers of Jesus who are called to find unity even amid our diversity. Together we listened to God and to each other; together we prayed for our leaders; together we shared gratitude to God and gratitude for family of faith at Our Savior where we celebrate that what unites us is always far greater than what divides us, namely Jesus who comes to bring the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
“With a Grateful Heart” members and seasonal friends of Our Savior Lutheran Church are invited to bring financial commitments to worship this coming weekend and make them part of their worshipful offering. Commitment cards were sent to all members last week and additional cards are available in the narthex. Why are you grateful to God? Why are you grateful for the family and ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church? Someone once said: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” As together we “give thanks with a grateful heart,” may God continue to bless our Church family.
Gratefully, Pastor Mark
P.S. Don’t miss out on the Bake Sale and Health Fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall!