JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
 

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
 

I encourage everyone to check the calendar both in print and online, there are many changes from the normal routine of 2018. Some of the things that will be changing are the Bible studies. Pastor Rosenow will be holding the weekly Wednesday morning Bible study but the evening one will not be conducted by him as he already has a weekly mid-week service and Bible study that day each week. He has invited anyone that would like to attend the Bible study in Prescott is welcome. The monthly Saturday morning Bible studies will continue. Also, note the confirmation classes will be off until January 23rd when classes will resume and class time will be from 5 pm to 6 pm.
 

I am working to schedule the next call meeting for January 13th, updates will be posted in bulletin. Again everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. Speaking of meetings we also have our quarterly voters meeting on January 20th following the potluck, estimated start time 12:15 pm, again everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. The agenda for both these meeting will be posted at the usher stand.

 

Also, anyone that will be submitting anything for the Annual report, or the weekly bulletins please email the information to faith@justifiedbyfaith.net this will help keep all information in one place. If anyone has questions, comments, or concerns about anything please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
 

In Christ,

Lee Sarnstrom

 

DECEMBER COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Membership Changes:

- Transfer In - Ted and Natalie Johnston (Kate, Grace, Anna, Ben) from Salem in Stillwater, MN

- Transfer Out - Pastor Clayton and Danielle Welch (Anne, Elijah, Jane, Matthew) to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manassas, VA effective 12/26/18

Education: Parents are being asked to help determine the future of Faith’s Pioneer program.

Elders: Confirmation examination was held Dec 15th with the Confirmation service on Dec 16th.

Evangelism: River Dazzle Parade was Nov 23rd. A big thank you to all who participated.

Trustees: The property line survey drawings from Ogden Engineering have been delivered.

Pastor: Will meet with vacancy pastor Timothy Rosenow to discuss congregational

items.

President: Pastoral call meeting was held Nov 18th:
- A call was extended to Pastor Ryan Wolfe from Redeemer Lutheran in Mandan, ND.

- Pastor Timothy Rosenow of St. Paul’s Prescott accepted the call to serve as our

vacancy pastor.

New Business: None

Old Business: None


 

DEVOTION

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9:6-7

 

More than Meets the Eye

A father gave his one-year-old son a wooden toolbox with a hammer, wrenches, nuts, bolts, and pegs for him to hammer into holes. But his son didn’t know how to play with this toy that said on the side of the box, “For ages 3+.” He was still too young. A year and a half went by. Finally, his son began to play with his tool kit. He could use all the tools. He could fasten the pieces together. It took him some time, but now he appreciates his toolbox.

Did you get a present you weren’t really excited about this Christmas? It may not seem like much now. Maybe your appreciation will grow once you begin to understand why it was so valuable.

Jesus didn’t look like much of a gift when he was born. After all, lots of children are born into the world. What makes him so valuable? Listen to the names given him in Isaiah’s prophecy: “…he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…” Those are the names that describe who Jesus is and what Jesus does. He will never fail to forgive you as your Wonderful Counselor. He will never fail to strengthen you as your Mighty God. He will never fail to love you as your Everlasting Father. He will never fail to comfort you as the Prince of Peace. He will never fail to live up to his names because you are his child. He will never fail you!

May your appreciation for the Christmas gift of Christ grow as you understand more and more the precious value of the names for Jesus!

 

Prayer: Keep your Word in my heart, dear Lord, so I grow to see how precious the gift you have given in your Son, Jesus. Amen.


 

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