It seems like just
yesterday we were making resolutions for the New Year, and it is Lent
already. Despite all our good intentions back in January, we have
barely found time for most of our self-improvement promises -- much
less keep any resolutions.
But that does not
mean that these well-intentioned aspirations don't nag at our
subconscious. We know we need to be more centered, more
"spiritual." And we would like to do that in community and in our
families. Lent can be a time that we do something special that will
bring us closer to God. Jesus himself needed time to nourish himself
spiritually and focus on what God was asking of him. Lent can be that
opportunity to renew ourselves and refocus on God's place in our daily
(with apologies to
Hart and Pieper, authors)
Come join us on this Lenten journey, in worship and fellowship.
Shalom ~ Chris Grewe
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peace to you, in
the name of Jesus Christ!
family: for some people, these two words are synonymous.
others, the family in which they grew up
included a particular
church, the celebrations and familiar feel of church.
For some, the words conjure up a closed
picture of a clan you have to be born or marry into.
But that is not us.
Savage Memorial, we are proud to be a church family.
For us, that means people of all generations
are valued and included. That means the
ties of love are continually extended to include new life, new people,
experiences. Church family means we eat
together, celebrate together, cry together, and grow together in faith.
welcome folks of every worldly condition into our church family,
race, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, or
condition. We are committed to the grace
of openness in extending the fellowship of Christ to all persons.
are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and as such are a
worship-centered, Biblically-ordered, and Spirit-led expression of the
church. Connections to other believers,
congregations, and ministries keep us personally involved with Christís
worldwide work. In worship,
and mission, we joyfully give all praise and honor and glory to God.
people are connected to the world and our communities.
Thoughtful awareness and genuine engagement
with the workings of the world are valued here. We
the corner, across the country,
and the world over,
and we relish the diversity of a family with broad roots.
Our dedication has long been captured in the
line Ė To the Glory of God and the Service of our Community. Yes, thatís us.
invite you to join us as we offer ourselves to God and are prepared for
service in the world. There is a place
for you at our family table.
Ė Susan & Chris Grewe, co-pastors
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