Worship helps us to re-new our Easter Joy and to continue to put to death the ways of the old life we once lived. Our being re-nourished comes through the hearing of the “Word” and in receiving the “Sacraments” which strengthens us spiritually so that we can live victoriously in the world.
On May 24th we entered the Season of Pentecost, the season where we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. As Christians we are filled with the Holy Spirit and are to live a spirit-filled life. The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians said, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”
So this July, as many of you are traveling, let me remind you of your need to take time each week to stop and worship here at Mount Olive or at a church on Sunday wherever you are so that you can continue to be nourished through the Word and Sacraments so that you can “walk by the Spirit” everywhere you go. May Jesus Christ show you beautiful sunrises and sunset…and places that inspire you…and may you share your love for Him with others you meet. As you have been blessed…in turn “be a blessing” to others along life’s way. Enjoy summer and I’ll “See you in Church!”
Pastor Jim Price