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Even if a mother should forget her child. I will never forget you

A word from Fr. Bob

Dear Church Family,

You whom I dearly and totally love!  I am just getting back from a wonderful vacation and I wanted to reflect on my many, many wonderful blessings, but especially the blessing of loving each of you and ministering to so many, many people in our church family and within the broader community.  So, I say, “Alleluia, thank you Lord” now I am ready to go.

I came across one of my favorite passages in the Scriptures in fact the words “don’t worry” come up about four times in the gospel today.  “Don’t worry” comes up many, many times through Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments as you well know.  It reminds us of how we put ourselves totally in the Lord’s Hands and all will be well and how each of us desires that deeper, deeper union with the Lord because the Lord promises to be within each one of us.  Not that we seek union with Him but that He seeks union with us all the time. He tells us, “He will take care of us, look at the lilies of the fields, the birds of the air.”  So, don’t worry!

Here we go as we are preparing for this sacred season of Lent.  Today, especially we are in a mood of joyous thanksgiving for all the blessings so many of you have given to this Church Family so we could share with many, many others.  It is tremendously appreciated!  Today we gather, all who have helped in many, many ways so that we can just feel good about our continued outreach to those in need.  When we put ourselves in the Lord’s hands and don’t worry we can witness many times and you can tell the story probably much better than I of how the Lord has told us not to worry.  All is well and things will work out. Just know that the Lord has us in the palm of His hands.  Even as Isaiah says, “Even if a mother should forget her child.  I will never forget you.”  Don’t worry!  Alleluia!

We begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, March 1. We will have services at 9 A.M. and 7 P.M. in the church. This begins our 40-day observance of Christ’s journey to Calvary for the salvation of our souls. Be sure to get your ashes!



Fr. Bob


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