Create in me a clean heart O Lord and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
We are heading into a new year and that always makes me think of new beginnings. Reflecting on Psalm 51, especially verse 10, is always a great point of prayer to begin planning for what is to come. It is especially beautiful after the celebration of the birth of our savior to meditate on what it means to have a clean heart and a right spirit. I don’t know about you, but left on my own, my heart isn’t always very clean, and I often do not have a right spirit. I do spend time between Christmas and New Years praying and planning the types of things that I would like to happen moving forward. I don’t usually look at them as New Years “Resolutions” but how I can make certain that the plans I make include God. For me, just remembering that God likes to be invited to be a part of whatever we do reminds me that it is through him that I have daily renewal of His right spirit within me.
I pray blessings on each of you as you move forward into the new year with a clean heart and a right spirit. Remember to invite and include God in your plans for 2018.
* January 19, Youth Event, Triple Play. Meet at 5:30pm at the Church
* Confirmation: Wednesday evenings, January 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 5:30–6:45pm
* Sunday, Education Hour, 9:45–10:45am
* January 26–28 Lutherhaven Winter Camp. Grades 6-9
* February 2-4 Lutherhaven Winter Camp. Grades 3-8
Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a child who is interested in attending one of the Lutherhaven Winter Camps. We register as a group and the sooner we get our registration in the sooner we are assured a space.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at 208-755-0995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can come?: You and your friends in Grade 6+
January 19th, 5:30pm—10pm: An evening at Triple Play! Meet at the church at 5:30pm. RSVP by January 12th so reservations can be made.
Sunday Chat, 9:45am—10:45am: Meet in the Gathering Place for study and discussion with Jody and Beckie.
Confirmation, 5:30pm—6:45pm: Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Meet in Schmidt Hall.
Need more info?: Beckie Jenicek at 208-755-0995 / email@example.com