Notes from Pastor Steve

Greetings everyone!  I write this to you with a mix of excitement for our congregation and absolute heartbreak over the cause of the events that our state and nation find ourselves in. We have been issued a wake up call and with it an opportunity for repentance and reconciliation.  The name George Floyd should be the headline of every newspaper and magazine for the brutal and inhumane way that his life was taken away from him. Instead, the headlines are about riots and rioters, violence, fires, “outside agitators” and the abusive power grabs of various political positions. Unfortunately, those headlines direct our attention to the sensational and the divisive, not the necessary work of dealing in unity with the issue of racism.  The Christian church should (and as Christians we MUST) lead the way in meaningful conversation, reconciliation and bringing about Holy Spirit led change to the system of racial abuse and division that exists in the United States ......
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Even during the most restrictive weeks of quarantine, our Life Groups have continued to meet and thrive! Life Groups are mid-sized gatherings who get together (these days via Zoom) to enjoy each other's company, study the Bible, worship, and pray together. Gatherings are informal and fun.
Whether you are just checking out who Jesus is, or looking for a way to grow deeper, Life Groups are a great fit for you.
For more information, contact Pastor Jeff:
and he'll help you get plugged into a Life Group!
Do you find yourself struggling during this time or in need of a little help? Our Care Support Ministries are here, ready and willing to walk alongside you, offer a helping hand, and/or bring a meal or two. Please get in touch if we can help you in any way.

Or maybe God is calling you to serve in a caring way? Our Care Support Ministries offer many opportunities to serve and connect with others. A willing heart is always welcome.

In either case, we are a call away! Contact Lori Thue – Care Connection Director @ 320-292-5995 or 320-444-9580 or email at l.thue@opendoornewlondon.org

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,”
Hebrews 9:24.
God is on the move and stirring in us all! What is He stirring in you?

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