Pastor's Note

A word from Marvin Ewertt, Senior Pastor

Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his followers, " will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8) As followers of Jesus Christ and as members of this congregation, we vow to faithfully participate in its ministries by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.

Our witness is a lot more than our verbal testimony. What we do speaks volumes more than what we say. As a reminder of that, I keep a plaque in my office with a saying that is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: Preach the gospel always. If necessary, use words.

Sometimes it takes a spiritual knock upside the head to make us realize that our actions are not in keeping with our words. While they are not pleasant, when I get those knocks upside the head, I like to think of them as love taps. Sometimes God's love needs to tap us into remembering that everything we do and say is a witness to the world of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

I am always striving to practice what I preach, so that my words and actions are providing a consistent witness. I am inviting you to join me. Engage in a little prayer and reflection...what is your witness saying to the world around you about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ?

Grace and peace,
Pastor Marvin