“When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.” Luke 2: 39-40
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!
As we enter into this New Year, I find myself reflecting on this past year of 2008 and giving thanks to God for the many
blessings in family, friends, community, church and in the world we live in. In 2008, we have been in many challenging times in our country and in the world. As we move forward into a New Year 2009, it is good to say thank you to a loving God. We can continue to pray each year for wisdom and discernment as together we seek to be the family of God here at ELC, in our communities, country and in the world.
In Micah 6:8 it says, “He has shown you, people, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” With Jesus, there is always hope and promise for a world that can be more loving, more caring and more giving. I believe that within each one of us lies a world of possibilities, as the Holy Spirit guides and inspires us to live life and to be the family of God!
HERE ARE SOME UPCOMING DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR.
January 7: Confirmation classes resume
January 11: Sunday school classes resume
January 11 and 25: Youth Group (7th-12th Grade)
* We meet at the Church House from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
January 25: Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Trip Meeting
* We will meet at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Our trip to the Boundary Waters will be Saturday, July 25- Friday, July 31. We will be working with Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry in Cook, MN to outfit and lead our trip. This trip will be open to all youth entering into 9th grade and older. Any adults interested in going should plan to attend this meeting.
Wishing you all a blessed New Year 2009!
Peace, Love and Joy in Christ,