“I will make you a light to the nations,” says the Lord. That message would have been difficult to believe as it was heard by the people of Israel in exile. But God came to them to remind them that God had claimed them and would never let go. Sometimes it is hard to believe that as we sit in the cold and dark days of winter. But the promise is true to us as well, given to us in Baptism. We are claimed by God, and sent into the world to spread the Light of Christ and the promise of salvation. It is an awesome responsibility, but one we complete with the power of God.
We celebrate our claiming and our sending at worship this Sunday at 9 am and 10:30 am.
Please also remember that our Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 26th. That Sunday we will have one service at 10 am.
See you in Church!