Pastor Don's and Vicar Tyler's Weekly Sermons 
These will continue during the church closure
Sunday, March 15, 2020
    Sisters and brothers in Christ.  Grace and Peace to you from God the Father; From our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; In, with, and through the Holy Spirit.
In worship we come together to give thanks and praise to God for all God's blessings bestowed upon us each and every day, and multiple times each day.
      One of the ways we praise God is to tend to our neighbor.  Our Lord Jesus said the two most important commandments are to love God with our whole heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to also love our neighbors as ourselves.  One of the ways we do our sacred call to love our neighbor is to distance ourselves in the times of a pandemic, especially when we do not know how the pandemic will act, affect us, or affect our neighbor.  Staying away from each other, distancing ourselves socially, is an act of love born out of concern for our neighbor's health on this earth.
     To those of you who have received this initial email, i have just given you homework.  Do please forward this email to those you see have not received it, greet them with God's peace, encourage them with the truth of God's love for all, and assure them of our christian love for each other.
I invite all of you to take some time, either alone or corporately with those in your home, pray those prayers as a worship service this morning, tend to the needs of our neighbors.
      Blessings to all of you this day that God has given us.  I pray God's Peace to all of you.  I pray the truth of God's love for all of you manifest itself in the faces of your dear ones.  Realize that the spread of this disease may get worse before it gets better.  And yet rest and abide in the greatest truth of all, that nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from God's Love through God's Son Jesus Christ, who died for YOU, and rose again, so that we in physical death do not perish utterly, but are brought to the feast that has no end, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God Loves YOU!!
     pr don <><