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Pastor's Notes (October 2010)

posted Dec 18, 2014, 3:02 PM by Henry McTague
Dearest Friends in Faith,

While on vacation, as many of you are aware, Larry and I had the wonderful opportunity to take a tour in Europe. A trip of this kind has long been a dream of mine – high on my “bucket list” – and even now that we are back home, it is hard to believe that we were fortunate enough to make this dream into a reality. Interestingly, with the exception of one stop, in each of our other destinations the major point of interest was a church – both large and small (mostly large and Catholic). And as we admired the architecture and art, marveled at the construction, and wondered at the generations of faithful who had walked where we were walking, I heard and felt only admiration and joy at what men had created in praise of God. This experience enabled me to truly feel and appreciate the universality of Christianity in a new and powerful way. Regardless of culture, language or practice, God is being served, as God has been served, by people around the globe. Diverse and unique though we are, we are one in Spirit; one as the Body of Christ. Whether we worship in simple country chapels or grand marble cathedrals, God is present, Jesus walks before us, and the Spirit dwells within us. Thanks be to God.

Wishing you every blessing,

Pastor Gail