Greetings! Last Sunday we did not celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord. Instead, because of the snow all the services at our churches on the Charge were cancelled. This Sunday, though, we will try to celebrate the Lord's baptism as we baptize one of our own at Central. What a way to begin 2019!
Have you ever had one of those moments when the beauty of God's creation hits you so hard that time stands still? Yesterday, as I drove to seminary, I rounded a curve and came face to face with the sun glistening on the snowy mountains in the distance. The sheer beauty of the vista before me had a song on my lips and in my heart instantaneously. God's majesty and creative power lay before me in all its glory. I was reminded of the God I serve. Of the One who created such beauty is the same One who gently guides me, sheltering me and strengthening me. And as I sang my song of adoration, I thought how blessed I am to be in this covenant relationship. And although there are times when I break that covenant, God never does. God is always there, ready to forgive as the Almighty welcomes me home. No doubt, much like the father who welcomed his erring son home in the parable Jesus told.
On these wintry days when God is revealed to you, my prayer is that you too will reflect on the relationship you have with Creator God. May you too have a song of praise on your lips and in your heart as you thank God! See you this Sunday, Pastor Alanna
Blessings, Pastor Alanna
Scripture for this week:Isaiah 43: 1 -7; Psalm 29; Acts 8: 14 -17; Luke 3: 15 - 17, 21 -22. Check these scripture passages out!
Schedule for Communion on the Charge is thus:
1st Sunday: Capon Chapel 1 pm
2nd Sunday: Central 9:30 am
3rd Sunday: Capon Bridge 11 am
4th Sunday: North River Mills 1 pm
We are moving forward , spreading the Gospel of love and grace. Will you not join us in this effort? The rewards are heavenly! See you Sunday, Alanna