"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all."  - Psalms 34:19

We are in unprecedented times and it’s easy to think God doesn’t care.  This verse gives us hope and reassurance our God is with us at all times. We need to call on him to lead us forward.  God calls me daily to be a bold and fearless witnesses for Him.  Sometimes I succeed, other times I fall short.  Yet, God knows my heart and lifts my spirits through prayer and devotions to forge ahead.  It is our responsibility to be more than members.  We are called to be disciples, a light for others, and continually seek to grow personally and corporately in His word and in our faith.

The council is now in Bible study working thru the book “Ask, Thank, Tell” by Charles Lane.  It is a book helping us improve our Stewardship Ministry and I highly recommend everyone to read it.  This book focuses on building and growing Disciples, which in turn leads to stewardship that flows from the heart.  We must remember EVERY thing we have comes from the Lord and must cultivate our giving out of eternal gratitude for all He has first given us.

 Your council is now focused on unity, community and the future of our work together in mission. We will continue to ask for your input and thoughts on our mission and vision as we move forward together and look forward to hearing your input and ideas.  We need and welcome your thoughts and will use them to formulate goals for our congregation.  Please don't hesitate to contact me or any other council member with your questions or concerns. We are here to serve and I appreciate your prayers for all of us as we move forward.

I challenge each of you to open your Bibles daily, dig deep and experience how God will speak to you and strengthen you in your walk with Him. May you become more than a steward, may you become a dedicated Disciple!

Peace and Blessings to you all.          Luther Stene