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Pastor’s Post for March 2015

Terri in light

The Christian community worldwide is journeying together toward the mystery of the resurrection. Lent is good time for reflection and to prepare for spring by doing spring-cleaning for the soul.   Of course it seems like spring will never come amidst all of the snow and ice. Just as it seemed to the dismal disciples that Jesus would never arise from the grave, we know spring is coming because God is faithful.  When we spring clean our earthly homes we sometimes find that we have to throw some things away. The same thing happens with spiritual spring-cleaning. When we spend time in spiritual reflection we may discover that we have a room full of old hurts, wrong beliefs and regrets that we need to throw away. Lent is a time to strengthen our faith even in the face of what appears to be insurmountable. The same is true of Christians when encountering the Easter mystery. Christ’s death by crucifixion and three days in the tomb – it seems like all is lost. But it’s only a death that leads to new life and an ending, which leads to a new beginning in Christ, if we have the faith to see it and believe it!

Anyone can speak what he or she sees, but it takes faith to speak what we want to see. Anyone can state the obvious, but it takes faith to see the invisible and call it forth! It takes faith to prepare for spring when it is snowing in March! Our Lord Jesus always spoke the good that He wanted to see happen. He said, our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” Everyone else thought that Lazarus was dead because he was already wrapped in grave clothes and in a tomb. But Jesus spoke of Lazarus as being alive. Jesus called forth what He wanted to see. He said, “Lazarus, come forth! And he who had been dead for four days arose and came out of the tomb (John 11: 43-44).

As the Interim Pastor, I am coming close to the end of my journey here with you. I am hopeful that the Levittown Frist Presbyterian Church will move forward with its mission and ministry. We have been through a winter of sorts, but just as sure as I know that spring is coming, I know that Levittown will enter a new season of revival. It is my prayer that the new pastor will boost morale and membership. We have endured the dormancy of winter the time has come to we enjoy a fruitful spring harvest of blessings for our church and community.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Terri

Interim Pastor

Verse of the Day

shutterstock_50783101For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NRSV

MLK Interfaith Worship Service, Sunday, January 18th. at 4:00pm

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday, January 18th. at 4:00p.m. for a Interfaith

Worship Service to Honor

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Desserts & Refreshments to follow service.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Worship Service, Wednesday, November 25th. at 8p.m.

thanksgivings

Join us Thanksgiving Eve For a Interfaith Worship Service

 Wednesday, November 26th. at 8:00p.m.

Fellowship and Appetizer hour to follow service.

 Please invite friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve at FPC.

We hope you come to Meet God & Friends Here!

Verse of the Day

[ The Gospel for Jews and Gentiles Alike ] Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Romans 15:7 NRSV