Wednesday, March 7th. John 12:13

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Carl Watson. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.


They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the King of Israel!”   John 12:13


When I joined Faith, almost 20 years ago, it was because Faith was my new bride’s home church and was becoming a part of our new life together.  Little did I know, not only was Faith to become our place to worship in receiving God’s message, but a place to be blessed by serving in God’s house in more ways than I could imagine. 


As our boys started Sunday School, Helen began serving as a Sunday School teacher, and I chose to serve in the Sunday School office, which I still do today.  My brother-in-law asked for help ushering and now I serve as lead on a team with my sons. I enjoy reading aloud, having done so for the boys growing up, and now I serve as lector in the Heritage service.  As the boys were growing up, another way to influence their church life was to serve with the Youth and Family Board. 


During the time Collin was going through confirmation, I volunteered to be the group leader for the boys, and when Evan went through confirmation I again served.  I now serve as Vice President on the Executive Board. Serving as a family has been a blessing to us and another way to worship.


Let us pray:  O God, the source of all joy, lead us in worship, this day, and empower us to step out in faith toward the directions in which you call us and strengthen us to serve you, following in the footsteps of the One whom you sent, Jesus Christ. In his name we pray, Amen.


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