April 17, 2016
An event of the congregation made the newspaper again. Here’s the link (The Tribune) for the article about the time capsule being opened as a part of the 125th anniversary, which actually coincided with a spring stewardship emphasis and roof funding celebration.
Not expecting a reporter after worship, and being totally caught off guard by her and her questions, I was thankful when the Holy Spirit gave me these words in answer to what makes an event like this important: We celebrate the past but look to the future. The memories bring us together, the mission moves us to the future.
Thanks be to God for memories, for stories written in scripture, and the history of God’s relationship with God’s people. And thanks be to God for leading us, as the Good Shepherd, to the next thing.