June 2 Letter

Happy Thursday Church!

I hope you are having a blessed week!  Sue and I had a wonderful visit with our family over the weekend.  I’m amazed at what will interest a child.  When our granddaughters come to visit one thing they always want to do is go for rides on the lawn tractor.  I have a small wagon I haul behind the mower and it literally provides hours of entertainment for them.  As soon as we got home from church, with the girls still in their pink dresses they found their way into the back yard and climbed up on the tractor wanting to go for a ride.  Who needs Disney World when you have a John Deer?

This Sunday at Zion

This week we continue the sermon series “Being Christian in a World of Turmoil and Terror” with a message titled “The Patient Farmer” from Luke 13.  There are many factors that contribute to the production of fruit; soil cultivation, healthy seeds, sun, rain, pruning and fertilizers.   Included with all of those factors is the time required to produce fruit.  God is looking for fruit in our lives.  We can easily become impatient with other people in whom we fail to see an adequate production of fruit and question if they will ever produce fruit.  Jesus is patient with us, even interceding on our behalf to allow time for the fertilizer to do its work leading to fruit.  Aren’t you glad we have a patient farmer – savior in Jesus?  I know I am because he has been patient in my own life.

Graduate Recognition

High School Graduations are next week!  In our society the completion of High School is a rite of passage to becoming an adult.  As a church we want to recognize this important moment for the students as well as the families.  This Sunday we will celebrate with Tobi Troyer and his family the accomplishment of his High School Graduation.  Come this Sunday ready to offer words of congratulations and encouragement to Tobi as we celebrate his graduation with him.

10 Ways to Be An Exceptional Parent:  Check out this article I just read – click here.

I hope you have a great weekend. Sue and I have not been out on the Kayaks yet this year . . . if the forecast stays true for Saturday I think we will go for a paddle.  It’s one of our favorite thigs to do.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.  I love you and love being your pastor.

In His Service with You,

Pastor Andrew

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