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We covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the will of God. We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while worshipping God, and striving for truth, justice, and peace. As did our fathers, we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us. We pray for the coming of the kingdom of God, and we look with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life.
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Message from the Pastor
WHAT A YEAR!!
Needless to say, this past year has been a year filled with turmoil, trials, tribulations, and emotions. Who would have ever saw this coming; when the entire world would be stopped in its tracks and life would be changed forever? Who would have ever thought that masks would become a part of our daily dress code? Who would have ever thought that we could not eat when we wanted, shop when we wanted, and worship when we wanted? Did you ever think this could happen?
Honestly, we should not be surprised that this all happened the way it did. We are told in the Bible that when the end times come; it will come like a thief in the night. In the blink of an eye everything will change. I believe that God allowed this to happen this way to prove to us that it can be done, just as it is written in the Bible. But I also believe that He did it this way to open our eyes, to make us become more aware, and to turn us to repentance. The end is not here. But all of this is previews of coming attractions.
Now, let us not focus on all that happened so far this year (I think we all had enough). Let us put things into perspective. The weather is getting colder, soon the leaves will be turning different colors, and before you know it; that dreaded four letter word will be said again…. SNOW. Soon the aroma of freshly baked cookies and pies will again fill our homes. Decorations for fall and then winter will be hung. Turkeys will be in ovens and families will be joined for meals. Following that, presents will be bought, trees will be trimmed, and a celebration of the birth of our Savior will take place and love will fill homes across this great nation. Then a new year will be born. Will it be like this one, or can it be different? It can be however YOU make it to be.
My friends, I know that it is safe to say that we all have learned a lot over the past few months. We have all had to make sacrifices and changes in order to get through all that we have. My prayer for the entire Salem Family, is that our attention always remains on Jesus and His guidance; and not on the negativity and drama that is seen in every news report. I pray that all of us get into God’s Word, because His Word can give us hope for our future. I pray that your prayer life becomes more a part of your day, and I pray that your spiritual journeys continue to become more in depth. Most of all, I pray that in the remainder of this year and in the year to come, you find blessings raining down upon you.
May God Truly Bless You,