Thoughts from the Pastor

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

If you ask my wife and family, they’ll tell you the truth.  I like scary movies.  If you were to ask me why I like them, I would have to say, “because when it ends, I can turn it off.”  There comes an end to these stories that puts me back in control.  And I like being in control.  I think we all do.

What happens when we discover that we’re not in control?  For some that realization is kind of like a horror movie.  Surprises await us around every corner and creepy things lurk in the dark.  As a kid I remember imagining things in my closet as shadows moved, only to have everything revealed when my mom or dad turned on the light.

The Light of the World has come, and He is the One in control.  We know Him–and He us!  He says to us, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  Luke 12:32.

Jesus says to us, “Do not be afraid.  I am your Good Shepherd.  I will lead you and guide you through the next chapter of your lives.  Yours is the Kingdom!  Be of good cheer.”  Rejoice, the Savior is here.

Tomorrow night, we intend to livestream our Lenten Worship service beginning at 7:15.  Please join us on-line as we continue with our “Why Pray?” Theme, “Give us this day…”  Unless you are participating in the live stream, stay at home and watch safely at a distance.  Invite a friend or neighbor to watch and pray as well.  This COVID-19 virus has changed much in our daily lives. We have much to pray about!

You can find the live stream here:  http://oursaviorlutheranchurch.yourstreamlive.com

Please email me with your prayer requests and I’ll do my best to include them in our prayer time together.  We’re working on an effective way to get real-time prayer requests in the service itself, but we’re not there yet!  For now, email them ahead of time for me, please!

We certainly have much to pray about, don’t we.  Have no fear, little flock!

In the love of the Good Shepherd,

Pastor Peter

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