A Word from the Pastor – March 2015

For the past several years Emmanuel Presbyterian Church has designated March as “March for Missions.” On each of the five Sundays in March we will take a few moments to focus on a particular outreach opportunity and hear how we can support the work of Jesus Christ in our own church family and beyond.

On March 1 we will hear about the behind-the-scenes ministry of our Board of Deacons as they care for people within our church family and in the larger community.

Our worship service on March 8 will include photos and testimonies from the 2015 Amor mission trip to Rocky Point, Mexico, where our missionaries built a home for Sara and her daughterMelanny.

On March 15 Sonja Blea speak about and share photos of her ministry with orphaned children in Honduras through Thin Blue Line Ministries.

My Missionary Online will be featured in our worship service on March 22 and we will hear about their “ministry of technology” to missionaries around the world for whom they provide internet and website support.

On March 29 (Palm Sunday) our focus will be One Great Hour of Sharing, an ecumenical mission outreach supported by our denomination and extending around the world in the name of Jesus Christ.Missions is an integral part of our Christian faith.

Jesus told us to go into all the world with the good news of the Gospel, and we have the privilege of participating in the Great Commission in a variety of ways. Lent is an especially good time to think about how God has called us to be missional people, and I hope we will all make a special effort to be in worship every Sunday in March to hear about the good things God is doing through these wonderful outreach ministries.

Mary Saylor