Pastor's Corner

May 2020

The Covid-19 crisis, and all the challenges it brings, continues. We hope to be able to gather around God’s table in God’s house to receive all of God’s gifts again soon. How long is soon? Only the Lord knows. Until then we know He is good and gracious, always there for us, always calling us to be His own, always present with the Good News of Jesus as we live in the midst of so much bad news.

Thanks for your patience as we try to work things out to provide you God’s Word in whatever ways we can. This takes a number of people who do their volunteer jobs behind the scenes, with love for their Lord and His people inspiring the way. Special thanks to Bekah Wadkins for many hours of research into the best equipment and her expertise in using it to provide our online services, and to David and Noah White as they faithfully bring us new and improving audio technology. Thanks to the many faithful servants who serve in numerous unseen roles without whose dedication we could not function as a church such as our Treasurer Kay Gerdes, the Trustees headed by Brian Livingston, our faithful janitor Erica Livingston, our office manager Jess Morgan, the Board of Education led by Heidi Allen and Bekah Wadkins, the Board of Elders chaired by David White, the Stewardship Board led by Lisa Davis, the Board of Outreach and Christian Care chaired by Mary Lyn Fehr and Margi Harris, our Youth leaders facilitated by Kris and Shannon Hassler, our prayer chain coordinator Margi Harris, and so many more. I truly appreciate you all. When you see these folks offer them your thanks and support as well.

I’m planning to begin Adult Bible Study on Sundays after our parking lot service as soon as we are able. We will meet in the fellowship hall with, for now, a max of ten in attendance, and online. Please watch for more details.

Coming in June will be our biannual Voters’ Meeting. The agenda includes election of officers and board members, and my retirement.

As we move forward, I pray the Lord will continue to bless you, and that you may be a blessing as you serve Him as husband or wife, father or mother, child or grandparent, in your occupation and daily activities. Watch our website:www.Faith-Lutheran.net, Facebook page or group, and of course your email and mail for more information. And if we may serve you in any way, please let us know.

Blessings in the Risen Lord Jesus! +Pastor Charlie Adams

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Of course, when is life not full? Well, an empty schedule can come with age and the things that go with it, like arthritis and other chronic conditions slowing us down, but even then trips to the doctor seem to keep a schedule full. But life at any age or stage can also be empty if all of our activity is done apart from God. At the pinnacle of popularity during His earthly ministry Jesus said to His disciples, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31).

Is your life full? I sure hope so ... full of God’s grace and peace, that is. Having that, all else fits in its proper place.

Living in His grace, +Pastor Charlie Adams

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Following Jesus is always an adventure in faith. He leads us to the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit, and we are blessed with forgiveness, peace, and new life. Celebrate those blessings in weekly worship, and help us sing His praise, thanking Him for His many gifts.

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

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Do you know someone who would like to know more about Jesus? ... the church? ...

What are Lutherans all about? How does Jesus influences our lives today? Invite them to join you in worship, and let them know I would be glad to talk with them, and if desired teach them the basics of the faith at a time convenient to them. Just give me call at 785-893-4387 any time.

Blessings to all!   +Pastor Charlie Adams

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