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Monthly Letter from the Pastor

November 2021

Letter from the Pastor

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. –
Ephesians 4:4-6
There is something about being alone. Just one person, no one else to bother you or tell youwhat to do or where to go. We tend to want to be loners a lot especially in our society today.We can be completely alone as we check out at Walmart, using the self check out. We can becompletely alone as we order through an app and our food is brought and put right on our doorstep. If we wanted, we could really go through our entire day without saying a word to anyone. Many of us like to depend entirely on ourselves because we are the only one who“does it right.” There is something about being alone.
We tend to think that way about church life as well. Decisions in the church would be so much easier if it were just up to one person. We might say, “Church decisions would be easy if it weren’t for all the other people.” Just one person making all the decisions, making all the calls. In a way, church is supposed to be exactly like that: one person making all the decisions. Because, as this passage points out to us, there is only one body, one Spirit, one faith. The church is supposed to be one and to operate as one. There may be something about being alone, but being one with other people because of what Jesus has done, now there really is something special about that.

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