September 11, 2020
Greetings, This devotion is based on the upcoming sermon for the week. We are...
The Bible Project study continues every Sunday at 10:15am. Join Matt Hoehner, CCLS Executive Director, and the group, studying a book of the Bible each weekend to understand the Big Picture of God's love in Christ. We would love for you to join us! Join the study anytime by connecting on Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:15am via the link below:
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Once upon a time in a pre-Covid 19 world, we had a publication called the 809. It was wonderful. It was wonderfully composed, created and edited by Bonnie Matzat and Sharon Ema.
During Covid 19, we began connecting on a weekly basis with a devotional publication for our vulnerable population and those who were isolated from us due to Covid 19 restrictions and concerns.
Now it is time for a new publication of hope and inspiration. It will combine elements of both of the above publications. It will be printed and sent weekly. It will be different. Yet it will retain much of what was. The first few editions will be somewhat experimental until we find the right rhythm. Each edition will bring inspiration and hope.
To Bonnie Matzat we say thank you so much for your years of dedication and excellence in serving this ministry! To Bonnie Matzat and Sharon Ema we say thank you for the wisdom and discernment that has brought us to this new chapter in Concordia Communication. And to Maddy Spall we say “Welcome Aboard!”
-JOYfully, Pastor M
Desire some connection with others? Reach out to others with a phone call or card and include a scripture or prayer. It takes a moment of your time to bring joy to another (and you too!)
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (If you would like a list of names and numbers to call, please contact Sharon Karleskint at .
Walk in the way of love…
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, walk in the way of love.” Ephesians 5: 1-2
God dearly loves you! We are dearly loved children. The direction is for us to walk in the way of His love. Love one another as Christ loved you.
We may have some limits of close contact right now to share this love but even keeping the distance with others at this time is a way of love to them. We do this social distancing, washing hands thoroughly, covering cough and sneeze, wearing masks, and staying at home in love for one another. We do this for others. We are called to show this love in a unique way to reduce the spread of the virus at this time to those near and around us, and our communities. Click here for COVID-19 resources.