Meet our Pastor
Pastor Denis Wittenberger
At this time of year we remember that our celebrations are all in honor of the God who keeps his promises. Once cut off and lifeless, the new shoot appears and with it, the promise of life. Our Lord came in the flesh to "confirm the promises" given to God's ancient people, the Jews, that from them would arise a Savior for all people, that all nations might "glorify God for his mercy". (Romans 15:9).
Our daily lives are so bound by time and space. We have day-planners and palm pilots and blackberries. Our schedules are crazy; our calendars a mess. Many would give up some of their money for time. Few lives are not complicated by the time-crunch as we count down to Christmas right now.
So now is a perfect time for you to be reminded that a time is coming soon when time will end and we will all enter the realm of eternity. As we begin a new cycle of time that we call the Church year calendar,Advent reminds us of two comings. The Christ's first coming was in swaddling clothes in a humble stable to give order and meaning to our time and prepare us for His second coming in all His power and glory. And all we will have time for on that day is to worship the King, for all that has not been redeemed by His eternal love will have perished.
Such is the urgency of the holy writer when he says: "Now is the time of God's favor, Now is the day of salvation." (II Cor. 6:2) Time is short. This may be your last Christmas with a family member.Our dress-rehearsal for eternity's worship is scheduled for every Sunday morning. Please join us.