January 29, 2017

Happy New Year! This is a new year with new possibilities and God active in it all. Blessings and peace be with you all! 

This Sunday we have only one worship service at 10:00 AM followed by PoP's Annual Meeting. We will also say an official farewell to our long-time Office manager, Marge Higgins. Following the meeting everyone is invited to lunch in the fellowship hall. Please plan to come and take part in this vital work of your church.

 In the Gospel passage for this Sunday we hear again Matthew's beatitudes, the Blessed are the . . .. See the full text below. Here is the deal in this text. Jesus is not just blessing the people in their/our meekness, their/our poverty, their/our mourning, their/our peacemaking etc., he is teaching them/us that where we are, that this is where we are called to do our ministry. And in doing our ministry/service from where we are at, we are his disciples.

 So, what are we going to do? Live Grace, Live Forgiveness, Live Love, as best we are able, as best we can and transform the world, make God real. Happy New Year! This is a new year with new possibilities and God active in it all. Blessings and peace be with you all!

 See you in Church,

Interim Pastor Craig Storlie