Dear brothers and sisters,
In James’ letter he encourages us with the image that our Heavenly Father has “no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1). In other words, while ancient sundials constantly changed the direction of its shadow or while a second hand winds around on our watches during each day, God is the same; he doesn’t change. With all the changes to our lives these past months the Lord has gifted us with a more experiential way of knowing this. Everything is changing, but God’s power and grace to sinners like us remains! Amen?
This week we have another (good) change: we're back to indoor worship.
- First off, rejoice with us that the Lord enables us to meet as a church family! Every Sunday no matter where we gather is a gift from the Father of lights (James 1).
- To abide by our gracious host's regulations, please continue to wear a mask. Our world is being torn apart: let’s stay united in Jesus and the things that God requires while accommodating ourselves out of love in things we might consider annoying. Everyone has an opinion about these things; but even if you believe someone is living in fear, be a Christian and love your neighbor as yourself. Amen?
- Since it’s going to be sunny, beach parking will be a zoo as always. Show up early, even 9am to get a spot and help set up. We’re going to need a lot of help. If you can’t come so early, persevere in finding a spot in the neighborhoods around the Chapel, on Coast Highway/Carlsbad Blvd., and even on the east side of Coast/Carlsbad. You’ll get a spot, but it might take a few minutes’ walk. We want you with us!
Elders Hanson, Lule, Miranda & Pastor Danny (The “Consistory")