Pastor Eds Message December 13, 2023

Pastor Ed

Dear Congregants, Friends, and Guests:

The characters of Christmas focused on last Sunday included Mary and Joseph. The Angel Gabriel visited Lely Pres a second time to bring unbelievable news to a young couple.

God does that. God breaks into our lives with messengers who dazzle and disturb us when least expected! This is a season of expectation as well as a season to prepare for the Day of the Lord!

The Day of the Lord is coming! Now is the time to get ready for God coming into our lives…..making a phone call to bridge a disagreement, to seek forgiveness, to make the wrongs right! The Day of the Lord is near…..prepare!!

The Chancel Choir continues to prepare for the Choral Presentation, “A New & Glorious Morn,” arranged by Lloyd Larson and directed by Bob Morris and Glenn Kinckner. Please join in worship on Sunday, December 17 with one service only at 10:00 am.

Please note the Session Called a Special Congregational Meeting for the purpose of electing a Nominating Committee on Sunday, December 17 following the 10:00 am service. If possible, please stay for this very brief meeting!

Jane and I will be away this week on personal business. Please send a note via email with any questions during that time. We expect to return the evening of December 16.

Originally I had planned to lead a study of the Advent Book, “Heaven and Earth” via zoom. Unfortunately, I will not be able to lead the study this week.


Please note that morning worship on Sundays, December 17, 24, and 31 is at 10:00 am only. Regular services of 9:00 and 10:30 am will resume January 7, 2024!


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


I remain a Servant of Christ….




Pastor Ed

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