The Lord is faithful, he is kind and tender. We serve a God who abounds is compassion, generosity and mercy.
Thank you for your gifts at the Welcoming Back of Pastors. ChrisAnn and I are truly overwhelmed with love and kindness. You have made us feel right at home. Thank you for welcoming back Pastor Finau and Pastor Can, their wisdom and guidance has been invaluable to me. Let us continue to left up Pastor Finau and Pastor Can in prayer. May our prayer be for our Lord God to surround them with peace, fill them with love and bestow upon them wisdom from above.
I am praying for you. I pray that our Lord Jesus Christ bless you with the spirit of wisdom and the spirit of revelation. Wisdom to see his workings despite the fog of challenge and hardship. Revelation to see the truth in situations of confusion and uncertainty. I pray together we produce much good fruit, that our Lord is glorified in the work he has prepared for us to accomplish.
A new month is here, for the month of September we look forward to birthdays and anniversaries. We rest and celebrate Labor Day. We welcome back college students. We continue in ministry to one another, our Parish and surrounding community. On Tuesday September 10th through Thursday Semester 12th pastors throughout the Cal-Pac Conference will gather for Bishop’s Convocation. We will gather for a Prayer Walk Saturday September 14th here at Grace UMC to pray for our community and Joshua Tree feeding is Saturday September 21st. I invite you into ministry to serve the one who is Faithful and Truth.
Be encouraged, he who has done a good work in you will complete it until the very end. What the Lord has started in you, he will be faithful to finish. You are his handiwork, his workmanship, you are his masterpiece in the making. For every season, for every stage in life the Lord will provide his grace, abide in Christ and he will abide in you. May the Lord richly bless!
Grace and Peace be with you,
Pastor Xavier Torres