Rev. Stephanie Taylor
Secretary - Cheryl Clauson
Custodian & Maintenance - Joe Hoffman
Treasurer - David Peterson
Choir Director- Elizabeth Spees
Bell Choir Director- Judie Batterman
As we embark upon a New Year, once again, we find that we are still dealing with this Pandemic. But, as you know, the entire world is going through much of the same.
I don't know about you, but perhaps there was a sense of hope last year at this time that as we turned the page on 2020, this would all be behind us within a few months. But that's not the case despite humanity’s best efforts of masks, vaccines, and mandates! While humanity can only do what we can in our strength, I want to remind you today that God is still on the Throne regardless of where we have been or where we are going!
There is a wonderful verse of scripture which serves as a reminder of who God is found in Revelation 22:13 (NIV) “ I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
While we cannot possibly know what the future holds, we know who holds the future! We are not even gifted enough to know what tomorrow will bring to us, but as Christians, we need to rest assured that God does! When I understand just a bit of how much God loves me, it puts my mind at ease about His plans and purposes.
This New Year will unfold as God has planned it to happen. Not one thing will take place that does not first sift through the loving hands of an Almighty God.
Moving forward into this New Year, I want to encourage you to live your life to the glory of God. We can live in confidence and not fear! We can live our lives in boldness and assurance because God is on the Throne!
There's a beautiful song written by Bill Gaither many years ago, and the lyrics are as powerful today (maybe more so) as when they were written:
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know, He holds the future.
This life is worth the living, just because He lives!
Keep God first in this New Year, and you will be amazed at the things God will do in you, through you, and for you!
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Stephanie J. Taylor