Pastor’s Corner

February 2023

Grace and peace to each of you,

What’s ahead? A journey with Matthew and the start of “Lent”. First let’s look behind a bit, a big thank you to Stacey for her help in updating our “website” (fowlervillefumc.org), if you get a chance check it out!

Speaking of lent we plan to do something a bit “different”, something of a departure from the norm, something we haven’t tried before … (I bet that got your attention! Lol) Seriously, for our Lenten Bible Study we will be focused on finding Jesus in Psalms. The book; “Finding Jesus in the Psalms: A Lenten Journey” By: Barb Roose. Here is the publisher’s advertisement for the book; “The Psalms provide a perfect framework for experiencing Lent through the verses that were Jesus’s own scriptures, offering both him and us strength and wisdom in a painful and redemptive season. The Book of Psalms hums with the heartbeat of our
humanity with divinely inspired words that find purchase in the tenderest places in our hearts when our human words or wisdom fails us.”

“I know your works. Look! I have set in front of you an open door that no one can shut.” – Revelation 3:8a Common English Bible

As I write this, I have just completed a message on; God is in the details Unfortunately, sadly, for many people, life is one ordinary, routine day after another in a seemingly meaningless existence … As we walk with God on our life’s journey, we will discover that it doesn’t have to be this way! Jesus has given each of us the promise of an abundant life! An ordinary, mondain, dull life can be transformed by the power of the living Christ through the Holy Spirit! Through the wonder of God’s loving, compassionate grace, sadness turns into joy, monotonous into attention grabbing, defeat into victory, fear evaporates with the Son’s rise, hate changes to love, and despair into hope. The moment that we accept Christ into our life as our Redeemer and Savior, we enter the doorway of redemption into a new world of vibrant, abundant, everlasting Life!

May it be so … Blessings …
Pastor Scott