As we are in this season of Easter, I continue to think about what the resurrection has changed. Jesus conquered the powers of sin and death, freeing us from that burden so that we may live a new life in him. As we continue to grow in that new life, we are freed in order to serve others and join God's work of restoring the world with grace and peace. Here at Risen Lord, we are experiencing the power of the resurrection in our life together.
April 5, 2018 was an important day in the life of Risen Lord Lutheran Church and yet we forgot to celebrate!! Who remembers what happened?
While it was the day that I was officially installed as the second pastor of Risen Lord Lutheran Church, even more importantly, it was the day we signed our redevelopment covenant, marking our personal commitments to what we are doing here at the church. Can you believe it has already been a year? If you haven’t read it lately, take some time to read back through what we covenanted together. For those of us who have been around and active during that time, it may be hard to see what has happened among us. Most changes are small and incremental, but there is definitely a feeling of life and hope around here.
Join us after worship on May 5, 2019 for a time to share what we have learned on the Journey. All are welcome to come and participate, even if you did not join a Journey group! We will think together about what we have learned about our guiding principles and our purpose as a congregation. The redevelopment team will also share the results of our congregation vitality survey. The congregation first took this survey two years ago and then again this winter, so we can see some changes in the signs of vitality. It also helps us see the areas that we need to develop further. We will round out the fun helping the kids plant flowers in the front of the church.
As always, since it is the first Sunday, we will also share together in a potluck! I hope to see you there.
In the abiding hope of the Risen Lord,