A message from Pastor Crystal:

I do believe that winter is over and spring/summer has arrived.

We have celebrated Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Graduations and most importantly, Ascension and Pentecost Sundays. In all of this there is so much to be thankful for. A song comes to mind when thinking of all these days and that is, Hymn of Promise. Reading and singing this hymn does give us hope and a promise of a new day.

We have honored each of these days but none is more important than honoring our Father in heaven for what he has done, is doing and will continue to do with and through our lives.

God planned that the Holy Spirit would come to empower believers. Jesus gave this plan to the apostles, His last promise before He ascended to heaven. Jesus knew the disciples were troubled at the thought of His departure, but He assured them by teaching about the Holy Spirit would help them.

John 15: 26-27, Acts 1: 1-11

God is our promise and we must remain in him to be the strong disciples that he needs for this world.

I have completed 1 year with Pleasant Gap UMC and feel blessed to be placed here. I have seen growth and determination by the congregation to be a beacon for God. Pastor Mike and I are blessed to be a part of the Pleasant Gap family.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the promise that you give to us each and every day. By the giving of your son we know there are better days ahead even when we don’t see them in our own fog. Father, bless your children with strength and courage that we can be your beacon for others around us.

Blessings,

 Pastor Crystal