Pastor’s Message

Reaching Out from

Grand Lake Community Chapel

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 

Greetings in Christ!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us be glad that we have been blessed with another day to continue our Lenten observation, and let us rejoice in the gift of time to make ourselves ready for what is to come, only 39 days from today!

We saw on the news this morning that another vaccine is likely to be awarded emergency use authorization very soon, which will increase availability of vaccines across the nation and around the world.  This can only be seen as great news, worthy of shouts of praise and prayers of thanksgiving; slowly but surely, we’re being guided out of the darkest days of the pandemic by a loving God, who wants only good things for us.  It’s almost impossible to know when life will return to “normal,” but day-by-day, we can see and feel the progress towards a more familiar way of being.  So please keep wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and taking full advantage of technology to stay in touch with loved ones; simple things, that we’re all pretty good at now, that in combination with vaccinations will bring COVID-19 to its knees – and out of our lives.

Let us continue our prayers for peace, harmony, unity, and joy.  God is good, all the time; and all the time, God is good!

Blessings as you travel your Lenten journey!

Karen and Greg

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience Colossians 3:12

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CHURCH AND COMMUNITY UPDATES

-Ladies On-Line Bible Study – Join us as we embark on a study in Romans on the You Version Bible App.  This 3-part, 22 day study will take us up to the Friday before Palm Sunday.  On the Saturday before Palm Sunday we’ll start a Holy Week study.  See Pam Barkel or Abbey-jo Rehling for details and for help getting set up on your electronic device.  The You Version Bible App and the studies and can be followed on your computers, tablets, or cellphones.

-Playlist for Lent — You are invited to listen to music that will be shared in worship during Lent at the Chapel! To listen, install the Spotify App from your Apple or Android Play Store; there is a FREE option available. Search for Pam Clarke Barkel and follow her; then search for Grand Lake Chapel—Grand Lake Chapel Songs for Lent 2021.  May you be blessed by this selection of music!

Holy Week Schedule for Grand Lake Community Chapel
Palm Sunday Worship, March 28th— 9 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship, April 1st—5 p.m.
Good Friday Vigil, April 2nd—Open from noon until 3 p.m. for a time of prayer and reflection
Easter Sunday, April 4th – Sunrise Service at the Range Light at 8 a.m. and Easter service at 9 a.m.

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