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1000 "D" St, Marysville, CA 95901  *   530-743-1539

 

Activities temporarily cancelled

Adult Bible Study
09 Jul 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Sewing Sisters
10 Jul 2020
09:30AM - 12:00PM
Men's Breakfast
11 Jul 2020
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Worship
12 Jul 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Fellowship
12 Jul 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM

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Friday

October 23, 2020

 

July 2020

Pastor's Letter

 

I was reading my daily devotion and it was talking about the ministry of Pastoral Visitaitons, be that to hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons.  The reality in the era of the Covid-19 Pandemic is that a lot of that ministry is now limited, only allowing Essential Medical Personal access. Pastors and family may have limited or no contact with the loved one who is sick. 

        I will confess that even though I have helped initiate family “Zoom Meetings” to stay in close contact with loved ones, there are more serious discussions that I still need to have.  I always thought it was maybe a little morbid that Jesus was talking about suffering and death just half way through the Gospels.  Now that the angel of death seems a lot closer than any of us would like to think about, I get it.  

I was talking to someone who has a sick loved one who was glad that they had taken the time to talk about the serious “what if’s” in case the situation arose.  The most important reason to talk about suffering and death is not scare each other.  Rather, it is to help us answer that most important question, “How then, shall we live?”  If we only had a short time to spend with beloved family or friends, how can we leave as few regrets as possible by word or deed behind us?  Are there words that could be said, gifts that could be designated, broken relationships that could be mended, forgiveness that could be extended?”

        That’s the interesting thing about facing the reality of death, we have to act like there’s no time to lose, because to live fully as a child of God, we need to always consider living with life and death concerns.

        This Sunday, we will resume in-person worship again at 1000 D Street in Marysville, CA at 10:00 am.  Let me assure you that worship and ministry has been on going at Faith Lutheran Church.  I encourage you to keep worshiping, praying, and ministering, however you feel the most comfortable, to your family, friends, and those that God puts in our path.  

        Thank you for your gifts of time, talents, prayer, and finances as we look to let God grow ministry through you and me!

            Pastor Berni Fricke