December 2022 From Your Congregational President
Declaring & Teaching – Jesus is Lord !
Matthew 22:34-40 – The Great Commandment
But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Upon these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.”
Focus for the New Church Year
I have chosen this scripture from the book of Matthew as it provides instruction on how we are to live and as to what our priorities should be. Jesus is clear that we shall love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all of our mind and secondly we shall love each other. Matthew also tells us in chapter 6, to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. So it is as we start the new year.
In January the new church council will be meeting, thank you to all who have agreed to serve. We anticipate having a voters meeting on January 23, 2023, I will be presenting a high level summary of the church’s finances for the last ten years including expenses, regular giving and other income received by the church. We will continue to work on our budget as we prayerfully consider the direction He has for our body this coming year.