FROM THE PASTOR

The July newsletter means that Pastor Siri will have completed a month of her sabbatical. We continue to pray that it will be a time for her to be renewed. Please keep her in your prayers as we look forward to her return.

On the first Sunday in July the first lesson comes from the book of Lamentations, a portion of the reading in chapter 3 are to hear anew each day.

Verses 22-24 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I will hope in him.’

There are times in our lives when nothing feels very steadfast. Life can change very quickly and sometimes in surprising ways. We experience a fall, we receive unexpected news about a loved one or friend, or our health changes. Steadfast is not a word easily applied to our lives.

What an assurance we have been given by our Lord, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end.”

As we go about our lives may we be reminded thathis steadfast love and mercy are new every morning for each of us.

Pastor Woody Clauson