From the Pastor, March 2nd, 2016
Paul in his Letter to the Romans says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another…” (Romans 12:15-16). One of the greatest gifts we offer our community is hospitality for funeral and memorial services. Our gracious welcoming of all who gather to express their grief as well as their gratitude for the life of their loved ones and friends provides a tangible expression of the love and comfort of God.
This week we will extend this ministry twice. On Friday, at 11:00 a.m., we will celebrate the life of Julia Baker, who is a member of the extended Jager clan, and who grew up in this church. Following the service, we will have a reception in the fellowship hall, graciously hosted by several of you.
On Saturday, we will gather at 1:00 p.m., to celebrate the life of Lloyd Smith, a longtime resident of the Junction City area. People are invited to bring a potluck dish, which we will share at the reception following the service.
We offer this ministry to all in our community, regardless of church affiliation or active membership. All of this is because we witness to a Love that never ends, a Hope that never dies, and Gracious Mercy that knows no bounds. Thank you for all the ways that you live out this Loving, Hopeful and Merciful Grace through the ministries of our church!
Proud to be your pastor, Craig