Message from Pastor Diane Ford
– Marching Orders for Messengers of Hope
The worship services and sermons lately at LPC have touched in one way or another on the power of HOPE. To be clear, this is not the hope the world offers; it is the Hope that Christ alone provides. The kind of hope that moves us to remain committed, no matter what the circumstances may indicate. The quality of hope that can go unnoticed by others. What they will notice are your actions and your typical topics of conversation. Especially during tough times.
Tough times – the kind of times when hope seems low — will either revert us into tribes or draw us together. Each of us has the ability to make that choice and influence the choice of others. As messengers of Christ’s hope, where are we each being called? If you need some practical support, come talk to your pastor and other fellow messengers. Experiment, practice, and share your lessons with us – how can we become better messengers of hope?
“So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us.” (2 Cor. 5:20)
The landscape in our country is changing, and as much as you may want to down-play it or, on the other extreme, panic about it, there is a hope-filled way to approach such change. In a word, “commitment.” Commitment to decency, to dialogue, and to protecting one another – all of us “others.” This is not a short-term project. It is the life style of disciples of Jesus today. The time is ripe for loving more people more deeply. THAT is what brings hope.
This month’s message of hope is in your hands, (in this newsletter and on our webpage). Get the word out: We are hosting community events to ignite hope and celebrate love of “self, couples, neighbor and nation.” you will see more in this newsletter about our three community events. Let the message be heard!
If you’d like more ways PCUSA is being a messenger of hope, click here
Building Healthy Relationships: Adding to Your Relational Toolbox
Saturday, February 4, 2017 • 1:00 pm – 5:00 PM • Lincroft Presbyterian Church
Facilitated by Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney
Interactive • Presentations • Discussion
Practical Applications for Your Committed Relationship
Materials from nationally respected couple/marriage-enrichment experts
Dr. Harville Hendrix, Helen LeKelly Hunt,
Gary Chapman and others.
$10 per person to cover costs of materials.
All Couples and Individuals Welcome
Register by January 30 at 732-741-8921
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