Message from Linda
Pastor Linda's Message


Message from Linda

The Journey


As Christians, we are called to try and see the world as God sees it, with hope and possibility. Easter calls us into a way of living in the world as we allow the God of Life to transform us. In each day of our lives, in the midst of challenges and everyday routines, we believe that the God of New Life is at work in us and around us. As a church, we are called to create safe places where people can share their stories of how God is at work in their lives. What a blessing it is to hear your stories!


Lent is a journey of the heart. The more we know and understand about the mind of Christ and the story of our salvation, the more fully we can understand and appreciate the blessings of our new life found in Jesus. As we remember the mystery of our redemption in Christ, we are recreated! It is through our receptivity to God’s grace that we may participate in the mystery of Christ’s body. As we journey together, encountering Christ and being instructed by God’s invitation, growing together and deepening our common life and ministry we become filled with gratitude for the mercy of God and for the affirmation of God’s unconditional love for us.


Jesus set before us some of the many ways we are called to service by using the gifts God gives us. We are called to be people of strength and courage, people of compassion and mercy, and people committed to serving God by serving others. It is through the gift of prayer that we are kept close to the heart of God and connected to one another as people of God.


As we journey through Lent and ponder the wonder of life and all the seasons of faith, Pastor Jim and I invite you to a very special Lenten Journey during five Wednesday mornings (March 13 - April 10). We will meet at 8 a.m. in the Conference Room for coffee and a continental breakfast, followed by a    30-minute Lenten Service in the Sanctuary that will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Each week, Pastor Jim and I will offer meditations inspired by the Psalms.

Remember that the ultimate outcome of our Lenten journey is truly one of great joy because it brings us to that Easter morning!  As we orient our lives toward God we remember that with every breath we take, with every step we take, God is with us.


Blessings and peace,

Linda Bailey, Associate Pastor





Last Published: March 8, 2019 10:29 AM
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