From our Lay Leader

Just a bit more than a speck…then fat and sassy…then in a shroud…and THEN, shazam!! a new and transformed life!! The mysterious life of the beautiful butterfly…how I love its life journey, as a constant reminder of my spiritual life’s journey. It is a reminder needed especially now in times like these. With the temporary cancelling of our beloved church services we find ourselves shrouded in dismay, disconnection, and despair.

Just look at our clergy, bringing us The Light, The Good News, in creative, innovative ways!!
Technology was created for just such a time as this!! We have church anyway with fresh, interesting connections! and we continue to have church because of your faithfulness and diligence…your laity has taught you well, clergy!

The shroud of the caterpillar is an essential process and without it, we would have no beautiful butterflies. So it is with our spiritual journey. Soon we will break forth from this shroud and fly! Beautiful, strong, renewed. Enjoy the flight!!

Thank you, our beloved clergy.
Kim

3/27/2020

Isn’t God’s timing simply amazing!!? In all this unprecedented chaos, we may have forgotten we are still celebrating Lent, a time of repentance, recovery, renewal, and rejoicing. As I read our Lenten daily devotion, I am awe struck at God’s timely message of remembrance, encouragement, and promise. I shouldn’t be surprised, but I confess, I am.

Spending time with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is indeed truly amazing. Mediating on Psalm 46 along with your other devotions maybe an inspirational reminder that this is an opportune time to be still and to move closer to the Holy Trinity.

Continue your daily devotions, extend your prayer time, call and/or write your family, friends, and church family. What a perfect time to be still…and know God!

Psalm 46 (NKJV)

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling.

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.

Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.

 

 

 

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.

Be still as we wait on the Lord.

Love for you all, Kim