But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. – 1 Peter 2:9-10
I have belonged to lots of groups in my life but none is so important to me as the family of believers among whom you have placed me. It’s there that I have received mercy. There forgiveness has restored my life to hope. It’s there that I have understood the meaning of my disappointments and successes. It’s there that I found you and the meaning of life. I am so thankful for being included in your church. Help me to warmly reflect to the world around me how loving and faithful you are to all creation. Help me to teach them who you are and what you want to be for them. Help me reach those who otherwise live dejected and rejected lives, in order to give them the rescue of redeeming grace and a place in your family.
Pastor Don Patterson
As a child of God we always have a home group.