Pastor Ed’s Letter – October 25, 2023

Pastor Ed

Dear Congregants, Friends, and Guests:

October 31 marks the 506th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, generally recognized to have begun when Martin Luther posted 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg.

Many churches may pay particular attention ahead of October 31 to the “five solas of the Reformation,” including sola scriptura (Scripture alone), solus Christus (Christ alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola gratia (grace alone) and sola Deo gloria (glory to God alone).

Faith in Christ Jesus is the foundation of the church. 2023-2024 is filled with celebrations and gatherings marking 50 years of ministry by Lely Presbyterian Church as well as other traditional and seasonal events!

Faith is foundational to a fulfilling and fulfilled life. Sunday begins a sermon series entitled, “Being Satisfied in a World of Consumption.” The series will be based on Ecclesiastes! We strive to fill so many voids of life with stuff…..and it doesn’t work! We’ll see what the “Preacher” says about all of this in Ecclesiastes!

This is also a time to grow in our faith. You are encouraged to be part of a small group or study to read the scriptures, pray, fellowship, and serve!

Lely is planning an Advent Study with the hope of forming five to seven groups. The recommended book is “Heaven and Earth” by Will Willimon. It’s a four week study and the groups can meet anywhere and anytime! Prayerfully consider leading or joining such a group! If interested in leading a group, , Click Here to Send an Email Saying “I’ll Lead!”

Blessing of the Animals will be held Saturday, November 4, at 10:00 am on the church campus. Such a joy to see the four legged members of the families turn out for a this special service! Click Here and Listen to a Personal Invite

November 5 is All Saints Sunday! During the 10:30 am worship service, Lely will remember members and friends who Joined the Church Triumphant during the previous year!

November 11 at 9:00 am, Lely Presbyterian Church will honor Veterans during a special service! Please plan to attend this 30 minute service! Click Here to Send names of Veterans to be Included

Finally, the world is facing incredible challenges. A good friend of mine, Rabbi Larry Bazer, offered his perspective on what is happening between Israel and Hamas. Click Here to Watch the Interview

See you Sunday!

Welcome to Lely…..Welcome Home….You Belong Here!!

I remain a Servant of Christ….


Pastor Ed

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