The Pastor's Desk

Rev. George Schneider

 

Sola Scriptura.  Sola Fide.  Sola Gractia.  Sola Christus.  Sola Deo Gloria. 

By Scripture Alone.  By Faith Alone.  By Grace Alone.  By Christ Alone.  Glory to God Alone.

 
II Advent, 2017

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 During 2017 we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation according to the five Lutheran “Solas”, Lutheran the battle cry. 

 Sola Scriptura - We explored the scriptures as we adopted the Narrative Lectionary which took us through the major narratives of the Old and New Testaments. 

 Sola Fide - We participated in the Lower Susquehanna Synod's R3 (reFORM, reNEW, and reVISION) emphasis.  We joined with numerous congregations from all over the synod to explore ways to nurture and share our faith.

 Sola Gratia – We shared the grace of God with our neighbors through a myriad of our growing outreach ministries.

 Sola Christus - We gathered together, both as a discussion group and as the congregation, to learn more about the Lutheran Reformation’s insistence that Christ alone was at the center of our shared faith. 

 Sola Deo Gloria - We hosted a conference dinner celebration of the Lutheran Reformation in October at which we gave thanks to God alone for the Good News of Christ’s Gospel.

 It was indeed a good year.

 During 2018 the leadership of the congregation will focus on the R3 (reFORM, reNEW, and reVISION) process.  Our R3 team and council is busy trying to envision how we might strengthen our ministries and further expand them reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 Please join us giving thanks to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the great gift of faith that has been entrusted to us.

 
In Nomine Iesu,

Rev. George Schneider