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Our Pastor Ponders Current Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I suspect that a great deal of grief must have overcome Jeffery Epstein while in jail in New York.  Maybe it was guilt, possibly fear, helplessness or a combination of all of these that would lead someone to attempt twice and finally succeed in taking his own life.

 

But I ponder a deeper question: Was there hope for Mr. Epstein?

The victims of his crimes deserve justice.  There are parts of the victims experiences that can never be made right on this earth.  Those who may have been complicit in these crimes should be held accountable.  Is there hope for them too?  The scriptures tells us that “no one is beyond the love of the Lord”.  Is it possible that Epstein, the shooters in Dayton and El Paso are loved by the Lord?  We should hope so, I believe so, and there is comfort in that certainly. 

My sins and yours are not public like these, but they are egregious to the Lord and certainly harmed others.  The same grace that forgives me and  you of our transgressions, is available to all who will accept it.  Even the most evil of individuals can be forgiven by God, like the prodigal son of Luke’s gospel, God loves even the most distant of his children.  I don’t condone any of their actions, but I am so thankful to God for the amazing grace that saved a wretch like me.

 How about you?

A Christian Resource Media Available

 

Joe Bartley of DPC Christian Education wants to share some exciting news: DPC now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like having the largest Christian Resource Media Center available 24x7x365. RightNow Media has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

DPC’s Christian Education Ministry is always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. RightNow Media will be a resource to serve you at home, at work and in your neighborhood. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow in your love for others and your love for Christ.

According to Joe, you will be receiving an official invitation email to give you FREE access to RightNow Media. The email will be arriving on or near Sunday, June 2, 2019. Please check your Inbox or Spam folder because the email will come from RightNow Media.

Once you find the email, simply click the link, sign up for your free account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. I pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!

Devotions for the Days of Lent 2019

 

The season of Lent can be challenging. If you need a bit of “spiritual stimulation,” try reading the 47 thought-provoking devotionals written by the members and friends of our church.

Each and every day, this Lenten booklet of daily devotions will help you gain a greater appreciation of Jesus's sacrifuce. We are sharing it with our friends and the wider Christian community as a way of expressing our joyous hope. We hope it will strengthen your relationship with the Lord as you travel closer to Easter.

This effort is an expression of our church’s spiritual concern. Lent reminds us of our need to come to the Cross and then the Empty Tomb. We pray that LENT 2019 will bring a renewal of your personal faith and will motivate you to a deeper commitment to God and His Church.

We appreciate those who shared their faith in poignant and prayerful writings. We're particularly grateful to Donna and Stan Lowe as well as Church Secretary Dottie Grenier. Without their dedicated effort and persistence, we could not provide this booklet for you.

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