from the pastor’s desk
“Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. Luke 24: 46-51
Easter – Ascension – Pentecost
In this month the Church continues to celebrate Easter (as we do every Sunday of the year!), and we remember the Ascension of our Lord and the gift of the Holy Spirit. One thing to remember about Christ’s ascension is that he has left one place in order to be present in all places through the Holy Spirit. Therefore, in the whole world, there is no God-forsaken place. That gift of the divine presence changes our perspective on life and gives us hope now. We are always remembered and never abandoned as we share the life and love of God with those we encounter along the way.
In Christ’s service,
Pastor David Byerly