April 2021 (Ministerial Alliance Good Friday Finally!)
Looking back to last years April newsletter where the initial announcement regarding the Covid-19 impact on our church gathering during the shelter in place and online services has me all the more joyful and thankful to God for the blessing of gathering and worshiping together. I am also very thankful for the way God has sustained individuals and families in our church through His constant care and provision through uncertain times all year long. God has been so good to us and His goodness and grace will continue to be celebrated here at our church as we worship Him together.
On that note, it’s going to be so nice to finally have our Ministerial Alliance Good Friday worship service where many local churches will celebrate and thank God for the glory of the atonement of Jesus Christ. And then for us as a church to celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday with a full morning starting off with a breakfast fellowship, and then the opportunity to see and hear the “Blessed Dawn” Cantata presented to us by the celebration choir, and then also to look to God’s Word to be encouraged together will be a great joy!
Now to be clear, we are centered on the Gospel every weekend here at FBC Gallatin, but this special Gospel weekend where we celebrate yearly the Gospel of Christ’s death and resurrection is something I pray we never grow tired of rejoicing about as a church! So, let’s celebrate together that Jesus died on the cross for us and for our salvation, and that He rose from the grave 3 days later showing all of us what He accomplished for us is something we can and should actually put our faith and trust in! Jesus is a wonderful savior and our worship will reflect God’s great plan of salvation in our Good Friday and Easter services and we get to do all of that in-person as we sing together, pray to God together, and hear the word together! What a blessing!
And the blessings don’t stop there as we will continue to look at the person of Jesus Christ as we consider the King, and the Kingdom, and the King’s preaching, as we continue to explore the Sermon on the Mount. It must be a pretty amazing sermon, and Jesus must be a pretty important preacher for us to take months digging into His sermon as we and others have done throughout church history! And Jesus is amazing, and the Sermon on the Mount is a monumental sermon for us to behold! May we all prayerfully continue to seek God as we look at His Word and apply it in our lives and trust that God’s Word is powerful to transform us all!
Pastor Daniel Pelichowski