Upcoming Weekends this Month
Nov 6-8 St. John's Lutheran / Seward, NE / Debrick
Nov 13-15 Bethlehem Lutheran / Warrensburg, MO / Mueller
Nov 13-15 Bethlehem Lutheran / Ferrin, IL / Brammeier
Nov 14-15 Good Shepherd Lutheran / Iowa Park, TX / Clemens
Got weekends scheduled for the Spring? Don't forget to pass them along to Pastor Tassey either by email or the website.
'Tis the Season
Tired of November being pre-Christmas or extended-Advent? Here's a thought to consider from the Apostle Paul. Written to a young pastor, I think you'll agree it's good advice for pastors and laity, young and old alike:
"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: (2) preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (3) For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, (4) and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths." 2 Timothy 4:1-4
It's just a little reminder that no matter what season it is, it's always time to be in the Word and be about the business of sharing the Word.
And also, it's an encouragement for the tired evangelist. For, if it's not the season, you won't see the fruit of your labors - just a plowed field. Sometimes, that's all we see of our efforts without ever seeing how the Spirit grows it. But whether in season or out, whether it's time to harvest, plant, nourish, or even just let the soil recover, our efforts aren't if vain - for the Holy Spirit works through the Word of Christ we share. So be ready, and share Christ.
OAFC is a youth evangelism RSO of the Missouri Synod that exists to grow faith in LCMS youth by sharing The Faith with the unchurched through regional outreach weekends and national training conferences.