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All the words of love and encouragement from Pastor Joel’s Blog

Welcome to Lenten

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

The season of Lent intends to be a time of renewal in trusting God’s mercy and new life. Our new life begins in baptism, and God calls us to a life of repentance and forgiveness. Yes, our forgiveness is complete already and secure in Christ; yet daily we may confess our sins and rejoice in […]

Insights on Courage – #1

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

The next four weeks I am sharing brief excerpts from historic spiritual writers on the theme of courage. Enjoy! Teresa of Avila: The book of Her Life – “God does not deny himself to anyone who perseveres. Little by little, he will measure out the courage sufficient to attain this victory. I say “courage” because […]

Don’t Give Up on Kindness

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” (Galations 6:9) This verse from Galations encourages us to persevere in showing kindness to our sisters and brothers in Christ, and also to those who mistreat us. But sometimes it is […]