Sunday, March 20, 2022
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Pastor’s Pen for Sunday, February 27, 2022
My dear loving Church Family,
We ask for an anointing to be upon our Lenten spiritual journey for that deeper union with the Lord. But first of all, for all of you church family and many, many friends who have gone above and beyond with your special efforts to share in helping us help so many, many people all year long, but especially at Christmas time. We were exceptionally successful in helping probably 4,500 families in some way. The amount doesn’t make much difference except that all of us today want to give thanks – special thanks for the victory – this little victory that is ours with the help of the Lord in showing love to our sisters and brothers in need.
As St. Paul says to us today, “Thanks be to God who gives you the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ.” So, Church Family, all of you, as St. Paul continues, to say, “Be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord” (and that is all of our outreach efforts) “and knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” So today we celebrate thanksgiving for every effort, everybody’s special effort during this past year.
This is a good way to start our Lenten journey, just knowing that all of us are called to be most thankful for all the blessings we receive though we are not worthy of any of them. Thanks for being here and giving praise to God for the victory that is ours through Jesus Christ. Alleluia!!
Love, Father Bob