Peshtigo UMC Ponderings
Greetings my Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Now more than ever, we are called to help those who are going thru trials and
challenges during this pandemic. We, ourselves, may be faced with dwindling faith,
our hope lacking, and our fear of the unknown becoming unbearable.
I pray you all stay healthy and out of harms’ way. I have found the online church services,
Bible studies, and various daily devotionals to be my comfort knowing God is
with us on our journey through these times of disease infested days. With each
day’s scripture reading, I incorporate it into my life, wondering how I can do better
for God. What does this mean in my life, in the life of others. We cannot change the
world by sitting back and not acting.
Our church is closed, but churching in the community is not. We are called to be the
church. Dropoff clothing at the homeless shelter and food at the food pantry. Send
donations to the church so we can continue paying into missions in our community
and around the world. We can do all these things without touching or coming into
contact with anyone. Continue to let your light shine onto others. Make a phone
call, send a ‘thinking of you note,’ take a walk and wave to your neighbors. There are
many things we can continue to do to pass the light of Jesus on to others.
Once this virus is under control and we are once again able to attend church in
person, I pray we can gather and start new ministries in the church. I look forward
to a time when we are able to rejoice with Jesus on the crossing of this valley and
rising to the mountaintops of joy, gratitude, and thanksgiving.
Join me in prayer for our next pastor. Pray the pastor is able to help bring our
churches to the height of the mountain once more. Joining us with the mission
work and bringing the light of Jesus to our community. A pastor who sees the need
in our community, the faith of our members, and the determination to bring others to Jesus.
God Bless All, Teri Peterson