|In the coming weeks, our congregation will be involved in an exciting stewardship emphasis titled Empowered by Grace! This will complement our Monkey Business emphasis on the specific initiatives planned for the future of Jordan’s Mission, Ministry, and Mortar.
By God’s grace, we are given life, and that same grace that makes life possible empowers us to live fruitful and productive lives. Grace motivates us to be loving, serving, and giving people. Growing in an intimate relationship with Jesus through Word and Sacrament, we are transformed more and more into his likeness, and we can look forward to hearing “Well done, good and faithful servants.”
Under the banner of Empowered by Grace! you are invited to join us in worship. The weekly themes are:
- “Empowered by Grace to Serve”
- “Empowered by Grace to Witness”
- “Empowered by Grace to Give”
Each week will be followed the next week by a Mission Moment from our Monkey Business Emphasis. During these six weeks, we will learn how God wants to use us as his channels of love, grace, and mercy. As God’s instruments, we become his hands, feet, and mouth. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, we can be the faithful people he has called us to be. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:2). What God entrusts to us, God asks us to manage faithfully. God lovingly grants most of us families, friends, church, work, and material blessings, and, most important, the Gospel. We demonstrate our faithfulness and trustworthiness by sharing the Gospel with those near and far.
It is our prayer that, as we attend worship we will grow in our understanding of what the Lord wants his people to be and do. May God bless your faithful stewardship of all that He entrusts to each of us.
Rev. Jimmy Lee Werley