We have now entered the season of Lent, and I have a challenge for everyone. Rather than focusing upon sacrifices and traditional fasting, let’s use this season to build relationships with people. We have over 800 people on our membership rolls at Grace, and I know that many of us do not know each other. Take your church directory and a person or a family, or two, and pray for them during this Lenten season. Call them and let them know that you are praying for them. Ask them for specific prayer needs. This is a great way to live out our faith and to show God’s love to other people. Especially during the pandemic, many people need to hear the voice of someone who cares.
This Sunday, February 21, our scripture passages are Genesis 9: 8-17 and 1 Peter 3: 18-22. Remember how the rainbow is a symbol of God’s covenant with all of us. Our Lenten observances can serve as reminders to us that while our time on earth is limited, God’s promises are forever. What matters most is that the promises of God are eternal. This puts our daily struggles into perspective and gives us hope. My message title this week is “The Gift Of A Clean Conscience.” As always, I appreciate your prayers for me and our staff at Grace. We really do rely upon your prayers and support every day.
This Sunday only, February 21, The Five will meet at 825 Forrest Avenue, the property of the former Open Door UMC. Come out and enjoy worship outdoors at 5 pm Sunday. It is a great opportunity for worship and fellowship in a casual setting. The Five will resume its worship on the Grace campus on Merritt Island on February 28.
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God bless you! Pastor Steve Hart