Thank you God!
This is a special letter of thanks to you. As you know I attended church Sunday, May 7. It was a particularly busy Sunday; a scheduled Voters’ meeting, last minute preparations for welcoming in new members, etc. I must confess my main focus was not on hearing your Word.
Although you know all of this already, writing helps me to order my thoughts. I write this to give you thanks and praise for your unwavering devotion.
A miracle happened on Sunday . . . I heard you speaking to me loud and clear. I absolutely love those moments! How did I hear you? Did something extraordinary happen? Yes it did . . . through Pastor Mark Brighton’s sermon. You were talking to me and to all in attendance. It is your love and commitment you conveyed through Pastor in the sermon. You reminded me/us of the magnitude of your love. A love that continually is shown to us. Even if we are not ready to hear the Word, you stalk us to get our attention!
Stalk us? Wow – that was the word used in the sermon. Now you can understand my trepidation in associating that word with you so I looked it up. According to one of the definitions in Merriam Dictionary, used as a transitive verb it means to “pursue by stalking.” I think I get it now.
Father, I take stalking to mean that you never give up on us, that you pursue us with great vigor. We are reminded of that vigor because of your gift - you gave your one and only Son who died on the cross for each one of us.
So Father, I give to you all the praise, all the glory and all the honor that I can muster as a human being. You cleared away the clutter in my brain and heart so that I might enjoy our conversation and glean from it a renewed understanding of your love.
Thank you! Philomena Howard
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel and Shirley Ronnholm (one of our CLCS school families) made the wonderful decision to have their children/CLS students baptized. It was a very special time for all who partcipated. Principal Dennis Jacobson, presided over the baptism. Kyle William Ronnholm and Amber Ann Ronnholm were baptized on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Congratulations! We rejoice in your decision to place your children in God’s loving arms thru the precious waters of Holy Baptism.
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! Matthew 25:23
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