Posted by Lou Giampaglia

As I prepare to officiate a wedding this weekend, and three more in August, I am reminded of what a blessing and privilege I have to be involved in the lives of God’s people. God has given me a tremendous love for His people.  And in doing so, He has allowed me the honor to see Him work healing in the hearts of the hurting, encouragement in the life of the downcast and the strength in the life of the faint.

Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:14, “And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.” As a pastor I get to witness the work of the Spirit of God in a unique way. This past year we have witnessed marriages restored, people come to faith, and many grow in their love for Jesus. Let me say, on behalf of the entire pastoral team, thank you for allowing us the privilege and blessing to be your pastors.

Hebrews 13:20-21Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”