Pastor’s Message

Reaching Out from

Grand Lake Community Chapel

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 

Greetings in Christ!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us rejoice that we’re enjoying a bit of a break from harsh winter weather, and let us be glad that many of our roads and sidewalks are free from ice!  That being said, let us not think that we’re free and clear of snow and ice until next November; there is still the strong likelihood of another snowstorm (or two, or three…) before we can put away the snow shovels and boots.

But there is much good news to celebrate this day; news reports this morning indicate that vaccine availability is rapidly improving, such that there will be enough doses for everyone who wants one well ahead of the original schedule.  Some of the restrictions we’ve been under here in Michigan are being lifted at the end of this week, and hopes are high for a more normal summer.  We’re not at the end of the COVID-19 road yet, but we’re getting closer day-by-day, and for that we should all be thankful.  So let us give thanks to God for seeing us through to this point, and let us give the glory to God for watching over us through the darkest days of the pandemic.  As always, we should be grateful beyond words for those on the front lines of the battle against the virus; medical professionals, first responders, researchers, the people who kept the store shelves stocked, and all who put themselves in harms’ way on our behalf.

We hope that you’re having a rich, meaningful observation of the Lenten season; we pray that the good news on the pandemic front helps ease any fears or concerns you may have, and that you can be even more narrowly focused on your relationship with Almighty God, Christ Jesus his Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Blessings as you travel your Lenten journey!

Karen and Greg

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.  Psalm 19:1

Wishing you joy and peace in your day!  Remember, God’s got this.

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