Reformation Lutheran Church A Congregation of the ELCA

Sunday, March 19

Coming Together

Each time we gather in this place, I see "Stewards of God's Mysteries" at work all around us.

I experience these mysteries through Pastor Mari and Pastor Kristin as they share God's word with us and support us through life's ups and downs. I am inspired to praise God through song and by the work and talents of our musicians and choirs.

I am grateful for the countless volunteers who work behind the scenes to serve wherever they are needed, whether it is setting up communion, teaching Sunday school, serving on Church Council or ministry boards, mentoring Confirmation students, welcoming us on Sunday mornings as ushers or greeters, writing and organizing Lenten devotions, providing meals or setting out Sunday morning coffee and donuts - not to mention all the other tasks that are performed within this building each week.

I am thankful to office staff members and volunteers who put together the bulletins, newsletters, and any other projects we request from them each week. I appreciate the custodian who keeps our facility clean and ready for each event hosted here.

We come to this place from various walks of life and backgrounds. We come to this place from many different places around the world. We come to this place from different religious influences. We are young, old, male, female, short, tall, heavy, or thin. Some wear purple and white; some wear black and gold; some wear red and blue; some wear green and yellow -- and several colors in between. We have varied views on politics, education, east Wichita or west Wichita.

No matter the differences, we come to Reformation for one purpose and that is to praise and worship God and hear his word. We are servants of God, guided by the Holy Spirit to make Christ known in our lives, in our community, and in our world. The coming together of such a diverse group of persons for one united purpose is truly living the phrase "Stewards of God's Mysteries."

Sheryl Johnson

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