Pastors Message

Reaching Out from

Grand Lake Community Chapel

Seagull Point Park , Michigan , United States

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Greetings in Christ!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us rejoice that the storm has finally abated, and let us be glad for those hard-working men and women who are out and about clearing away the snow and trying to address the icy roads and utility lines.  Please offer up prayers of thanksgiving for these hardy souls, and prayers for their safety as they work on our behalf.  Last week, we celebrated a respite from frigid temperatures; today, not so much…

This is our last weekly update for the month of February and our last one in the Season of Epiphany.  This coming Sunday we will celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord, that day when Jesus was joined on the mountaintop by Moses and Elijah, offering a glimpse of the glories of Heaven to come.  It’s kinda’ interesting to think that as the Lord is transfigured, so our worship will be transfigured; our focus will be more contemplative as we approach Easter.  While Sundays during the Season of Lent aren’t technically days of the season, being labeled Sundays “in” Lent instead of Sundays “of” Lent; the Scriptures lead inexorably the cross, as should our personal preparations for the most important day in our Christian tradition.  Lent is a marvelous gift, a time to do our best to set aside distractions and stumbling blocks, and work towards a right relationship with God.  All of us have things in our lives that get in the way of living out our faith, and Lent gives us the opportunity to put them away for a time. Who knows, maybe by the end of the Lenten season, you’ll forget what those things were, and have no need to bring them back into your life!  We urge you to embrace the 40 days of Lent, and to set aside time each day to be still and listen for the still, small voice of God inviting you into a new and richer relationship with him.  He loves you, you know; and so do we.

With our love in Christ,

Karen and Greg

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

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