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The Beginning of Something New they Didn't Ask for

Dear Friends,

It is hard to start something new, because you have to give up something before the new thing can begin. And the reality is that we like what we know much more than what might be, even if the “what might be” might be better or necessary. I am learning this lesson daily as I talk with other pastors and church leaders and consider what the future might hold. I really don’t want to let go of the way things were. It was comfortable. It worked. But here we are at the beginning of something new that none of us asked for. Isn’t this is the story of the disciples as they experienced the Risen Christ, “the beginning of something new they didn’t ask for”? Somehow they found new life and built a new community of faith, hope, and love.

Where are you experiencing new community?

Where are you seeing new life?

What do you hope to see when we are able to be together again?

I know that we will be together again. It might not be exactly the way it used to be, but it will be good. So be patient and take care of yourself. I love you and miss you. And if you need to talk, please give me call. I’d love to hear from you.

All loving Creator, whose care for us is unfailing, use us to show others how you can bring good from evil and joy from suffering.  May our faith in the coming resurrection give us the compassion and courage we need to bring Christ’s love to the world. Be with those who are sick, isolated, or fearful. Strengthen them with your love.  Amen

Unafraid Talk 3: Pastor Adam and I recorded a conversation we had around the second video of a series called “Unafraid.” You can watch our discussion on YouTube and continue the conversation by leaving your comments and questions. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ONZnVCnWj8

#3 Unafraid with Pastors Bob and Adam Join us as we listen and discuss our fears of failure, loneliness and missing out on life! www.youtube.com

Reminders:

+The church office hours: 10:00-1:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

(Closed Monday and Friday)

+If you would like to talk with me or need help in any way, I am in the office

(487-1984) during office hours or you can reach me on my cell phone (499-7217)

+Drive-in Worship 10:00 am

+Come to church. Park and stay in your car. Tune your car stereo to 90.7

+Video Worship 10:30 am. Live Streaming at firstpresjamestown.com

+The bulletin for Sunday is included in this email as an attachment.

          Driver is for the Drive-in worship

          Video 1 is for the at home video worship

Peace,  Pastor Bob



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