We Are All About God’s Grace for God’s People
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope, without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful.” These words from Hebrews 10:23 are a great reminder that the faithfulness of Jesus is something we can rely on. In a world where it is increasingly difficult to rely on anything – be it other people, institutions, even nature – it is a great comfort to know that we do have hope in Jesus. He is faithful, even if others are not.
Unwavering hope can sometimes seem fleeting. We have days, even weeks or months where our faith and hope seem strong, and then all of a sudden, without warning, it is shaken. Shaken by the unexpected loss of a job, a dreaded diagnosis, or the death of someone close to us. In those moments, we are shaken to our very core. When that happens, we look for something or someone we can hold on to.
This verse in Hebrews reminds us to hold fast to the hope we have in Jesus! We hold fast not because of our own strength, but because Jesus has promised us a future, and He is faithful! We can hold fast to our hope without wavering – not because of ourselves – but because Jesus is faithful. He has kept his promises to us, and will continue to keep them. That’s what faithfulness is. And in that faithfulness lies our hope!
The faithfulness of Jesus and the promises he makes to us, are not just for us as individuals, but are also for the Church. That faithfulness is what keeps the Church relevant in the midst of a chaotic world, and it is that faithfulness that will get us at Christ the King Church through our time of transition.
We might get discouraged as individuals as we keep on trying to move forward, trying to keep our ministries relevant, trying to serve faithfully, and trying to call a new Pastor. We might find ourselves wavering a little. When that happens, let us remember this verse from Hebrews. Let us remember that we can hold fast to our hope without wavering, because of the promises of the Faithful One. Let us cling to Jesus as we move into the future.
Our Psalm for the coming week is another great reminder that we can take refuge in God. In Him we will find the strength to persevere. “Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.” Psalm 16:1
May the Lord be our refuge, and may we hold fast to our hope without wavering!
Yours in Christ,
Lisa Temple, Council Vice-President
& Luther Seminary L.I.M. Student
Monday, November 12th
6:00 PM – Choir Practice
Tuesday, November 13th
Noon – Sr. Luncheon – Turkey & Fixings!
1:00 PM – JOY Book Club
Wednesday, November 14th
9:00 AM – Quilting
9:30 AM – Bible Study – John 19:17-42
Thursday, November 15th
Good Luck Hunters!!
10:00 AM – Coffee with the Staff
5:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting
6:15 PM – Church Council Meeting
Friday – Office Closed
Saturday, November 17th
9:00 AM – Call Committee Meeting
5:00 PM – Worship w/Holy Communion
Sunday , November 18th
9:00 AM – Faith Formation (Sunday School and Confirmation)
9:30 AM – Coffee Fellowship Time (Library)
10:30 AM – Worship w/ Holy Communion
Weekend Worship is at
5 p.m. on Saturdays
10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Communion is celebrated at every service and a staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 worship
Youth Faith Formation
Every Sunday from
9:00 – 10:15 am
Christ the King Lutheran Church
1230 N. 18th St.