Pastor’s Message – March 9, 2021

Taking the Next Steps

Our 2021 confirmation sessions have begun. As always, we have a wonderful group of 6th graders, and we give thanks for their parents who are living into their commitment to our Heavenly Father to raise them in the fear of the Lord and in relationship with Jesus Christ, his Son. Walking alongside these students are mentors, adult members of our congregation chosen by the confirmands who admire and respect them.

One of the most important commitments the mentors make to the students is to pray for and with them. Our hope is that the relationship they have here in confirmation will live on well beyond these few weeks, that they will continue to reach out to each other and be present to each other. As fellow members of our church, would you commit to pray for these families and mentors?

Students                              Parents                                                    Mentor
George Bryan                  Wilkes and Amy Bryan                        VJ Trolio
Audrey Drake                  Rod and Carrie Drake                          Sherrill Weems
Hatcher Cunningham    John and Heather Cunningham        Ralph Weems
Elizabeth Stewart           Marc and Laura Stewart                      Laura Tinsley
Faith Taunton                  Michelle Zimmerman                     Mary Carr Ecklund

We’ve also invited the confirmands to commit this Scripture to memory. Isn’t this a perfect summary of who we are and what we believe?
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” ~ Matthew 28:16-20

all good things to each you,
Dr. Darian

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