Weekly Greeting From Pastor Mark
Happy New Year! I hope and pray 2022 will be a better year for all of us. I know there are members who are staying safe at home and others who are scheduled for surgeries. A good number are heading south for warmer weather and a few are looking for snow and winter sports so we are a diverse church who love Jesus with all their heart and soul. What a terrific bunch you are!
We will begin an outreach study called Alpha on Sunday, January 9th at 4 p.m.. It is designed for men and women who do not have a church home or have become detached because of questions about life, faith and where they are in their journey. We will need prayer warriors to lift up those who are attending and helpers to guide discussions, make connections and support this outreach. You can help, give me a call and we’ll discern where best for you to participate in this dynamic ministry.
WUMC will become a once a month mobile food pantry. Every second Monday from 10-noon, we will work with Benedicite School children in distributing food from the St. Louis Food Bank. It’s a drive through operation with 5-7 pallets of prepackaged food that goes directly in to the recipients car or truck. I am excited to be in ministry to those needing help, who are struggling to make ends meet and feeling abandoned. We can be the hands and feet of Jesus in feeding the hungry. Please call if you would like to participate in this ministry.
This Sunday ends the season of Advent and Christmas with Epiphany, the visitation of the Magi. Matthew 2:1-12 is our scripture so take a look and we’ll talk more on Sunday. Also bring your singing voice because the 12 Days of Christmas will be on day 9, so gift is offered? Our Children’s Time promises to be fun.
2022 will be a better year. I am confident we can worship and work together with precaution regarding the COVID19 virus and its subgroups. Let us determine in our hearts to be the people God desires us to be.
God bless is every one, Pastor Mark