Pastors' Weekly Message: From Pastor Pat

Several years ago, I I defied the odds and took the bold step of calling in to my favorite radio station, hoping to be lucky caller number ten. Imagine my surprise when I found out I was, and had won two tickets to some dinner event, which I have long since forgotten. Before this, I always talked myself out of doing this, convincing myself I didn’t have a chance. But daring to try just once proved that the odds are dramatically improved if you just make the effort. I couldn’t have won by wishing it so. I had to call in.

On Sunday May 30, 2021 we launched a brand new sermon series entitled “Called In.”

Each Sunday an invitation will be extended for you to “call in,” not to a radio station, but into yourself. Call into your inner being and see what opportunities await for healing, release, and renewal. Our spiritual journey is in essence our responding to invitation after invitation to dial inwards. This is risky business, because sometimes we may not find what we hoped. Other times we may find what we hoped not to discover. But unless we take the chance and call in, we will never know how God is waiting to answer. 

My radio victory would have all been for naught had no one answered. The good news is that if we are willing to accept the invitation to “call in,” God will always answer.

So get those dialing fingers ready, and let’s call in.

-- Pastor Pat 
pallen@stpaulsk.org