On Pentecost Sunday, four of our young people publicly confessed their faith in Jesus Christ. They were members of the confirmation class and we met for six weeks to begin the journey toward church membership and faithful commitment to Jesus Christ. Confirmation is not an ending point where one joins the church and one’s faith journey comes to an end. It is only the beginning.
And so, as you move through a period of transition to new pastoral leadership, this is the time for all church members to reaffirm their faith and commitment to Jesus Christ and to the church. I would like to remind you of the questions asked at the time of uniting with the church.
- Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce evil and its power in the world?
- Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Lord and Savior, trusting in his grace and love?
- Will you be Christ’s faithful disciple, obeying his Word and showing his love?
- Will you be a faithful member of this congregation, share its worship and ministry through your prayers and gifts, your study and service, and so fulfill your calling to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?
Please take time to prayerfully consider these questions and affirm once again your desire to respond with an emphatic Yes! This is the time for all church members to be faithful in worship and to share in ministry through your prayers and gifts, and your study and service to fulfill your calling to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Bev Karr-Lyon