As Christians, we are all called to the primary mission of the Church, given to us in the Great Commission where Jesus tells us is to “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19, NIV).
This week’s “Pastor’s Gratitude Journal” is giving thanks for those new members who formally joined our family of faith at Good Shepherd this past Sunday and for those other visitors who were with us for the very first time.
What a blessing to welcome six new members and I would ask that you join me in offering prayers of thanksgiving as we welcome Billie Landry, Donald Landry, Jr., Karen Landry, Daniel Landry, Isabella Landry and Julianna Signorelli to the membership rolls of Good Shepherd UCC.
We are all called to advance the Kingdom of God by making disciples and growing the Body of Christ. Let us continue to be loyal to the calling on our lives and continue to invite friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to come and be a part of the beautiful, caring, loving and Christ-centered family of faith that is Good Shepherd United Church of Christ.