The Shepherd’s Vigil 01/16/2019

A Weekly Message from Rev. Rafe Vigil, Senior Pastor

 
Last week was a great Sunday in worship as we remembered our Baptism and were assured of God’s gift of the Holy Spirit which empowers us for a full and purposeful life. Many of you expressed appreciation for the opportunity to touch the Jordan River water as part of the experience. (We are looking toward a Holy Land/Mediterranean cruise journey in 2020 so start saving your pennies.)
 
This week will move to an experience of what the Spirit has empowered us for: to be the church. We will share a kind of “State of the Church address” where we are presently as a community of faith. We will also begin to look at the vision of what God is calling us to be in 2019 and beyond.
 
We are the church together and each of us is the church wherever we go. To be the community of faith sharing the love of God is a great blessing. The church cares for us and the church provides us the foundation from which we serve in God’s Kingdom.   We pray for God to act and God does. God’s plan for acting in the world is the church, you and me. That is an awesome responsibility and a great blessing in our lives.
 
 See you Sunday,
 
Pastor Rafe