Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
1 Chronicles 16:34
Instead of exploring depths of theology in this newsletter column, I want to switch gears this month to offer my sincere gratitude to everyone in the congregation for patience, faithfulness, and fortitude during these past few months. Our council leaders had (and have) particularly difficult decisions to make about worship and our overall life together. Wayne and Joyce MacCory kept our worship festive while adapting their professional lives to the Covid-19 pandemic. While Arlene Oyler and Judy White kept the office running, they also kept me sane! Our outdoor worship team including Rick Smith, Doug Washburn, Conrad Sump, Karl Allen, and Brad Robinson faithfully forged an innovative worship style keeping us all together. I also must thank our confirmation students and many other of our members who lead us in our nightly devotions. Lastly, I want to thank God. God has richly blessed our congregation. I hope that you will join me in heeding the words from 1 Chronicles and “give thanks to the Lord,” for his goodness and “steadfast love.”
—Pastor Mark Metze
is a creative way to ready and study God's Word by creating notes and drawings to accompany Scripture verses. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30. I have also included a picture of the Bible Journaling Group.