Pastor’s Letter June, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Peace be with you, as the Father sent me, so I send you” (John 20:20b)
“So, I send you”. On Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, we remember and celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, “and be breathed in them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. The message is clear. Jesus sent His disciples out into the world to bring the good news, the Gospel that God so loved the world.... Jesus sends us out into the world also to proclaim this same message both in Word and Deed! He has breathed into us, also, His Holy Spirit at our Baptisms and now sends us out, “as the Father has sent us, so I send you”. This means you and this means me!
During the year we have heard the story of God’s mighty acts of His birth, life, passion, death and resurrection where by God has in Christ reconciled the world to Himself. Now, He sends us out and equips us with His Spirit of Love to continue His mission.
Now we move into the season of Pentecost and hear the teachings of Jesus so that we may share it with the world. On Holy Trinity, we will hear the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teach them all I have commanded you - namely, Love one another as Jesus has loved us”.
So my brothers & sisters in Christ, now you and I are sent out into the world.
So, Go in Peace and Serve the Lord!
Thanks be to God.