Good day to all,

It’s hard to believe it has been a year already that I have come to Pleasant UMC. What a whirlwind of activity has gone on this past year!

Most recently the float in the Pleasant Gap Firemen’s parade. What an opportunity to spread God’s word with the celebration of the community for the firemen (who put themselves out there for us all as a community).

Just as Jesus sent the disciples out, so do we need to be going out into the community, spreading his word by our Christian actions and being there for our fellow man.

As I look around and see where we can be that light of Christ, let us not forget to be praising our God for the abilities that we have that we can share.

We have been called to be God’s strong disciples and go into the world and declare his word.

As Mike and I start another year in the community of Pleasant Gap, we thank all who have greeted us and said Hi when passing by the parsonage.

I ask that you all take a little time to listen to God and his direction as to how you and I can be the strong disciple that is needed in this world.

Luke 10:1-12– Take time to read this and hear what God is calling all of us to do.

Heavenly Father: We come to you this day asking for guidance as we set out into this world to tell of your Love and Mercy. Father, we thank you for accepting us for who we are and trusting in us to be your strong disciples that you need.  AMEN

Blessings,
Pastor Crystal

 

Luke 10:1-12 

10 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that   person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.