Friday, February 13, 2015

Pastor's Letter - February 13, 2015

Dear Friends, 
When have you experienced a mountain-top moment?  A moment when you felt gloriously close to God?   Or was there a time when you witnessed the majesty of God and were overcome with awe?   Those moments ground us in realization of the awesomeness of God.  
Those moments that can deepen our faith.  With each encounter with God, we gain a glimpse of yet another facet of who God is and, also, gain a deeper understanding of who we really are.  
It is a mountain top moment that we read about in the Gospel according to Mark,  that leads us into the season of Lent.  Lent is a season of preparation; where we prepare our hearts to draw closer to God, and allow God’s grace to renew us.  
Mountaintop moments don’t happen all the time. But, the good news is that the God we encounter in those mountaintop moments, is the same God who walks with us every day, all day long.   As we move through the season of Lent, how will you allow God to walk closer to you?  
I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.  Please continue to pray for the mission of Buckhall United Methodist Church:  To make disciples of Jesus Christ.  
Yours in Christ,
PS:  Join us for the  Ash Wednesday service at 7:00pm, February 18th .   

Your input is needed for the upcoming church planning session this Thursday, February 19th.  We will begin with dinner at 6:00pm and then move into the planning.   This session will be led by the Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert who serves in the Bi-District office in Leadership Development and Church Revitalization.  Please let us know you will attend by e-mailing.