Washington Boro

United Methodist Church

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A Note From Our Pastor

 

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Colossians 4:2-3 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ. (NIV)

 

   A Time To Forgive

 Forgive me! I was looking on this website for other information and realized I cannot procrastinate any longer! Ask me to write a sermon on ‘Thankfulness,’ ‘Praising God,’ or the ‘Holy Spirit,’ and I’ll put the pencil to the paper – ok - fingers to the laptop keys – and you’ll be able to read a thought or two in a few minutes.


I step out of my comfort zone very quickly when I know that an article is needed for the ‘Church Chatter Newsletter’ or this website. That’s why following God is an amazing journey. About the time, we are settled and feel like we know what we are doing in our walk, He puts something different in front of us to keep us growing and serving Him in new ways.


I’m thinking that it will be easy for you to forgive me because I procrastinated and didn’t change this article since August. Forgiving is one of those God commands that pushes us out of our comfort zone too.


Do we ask for forgiveness because we procrastinated and didn’t buy tickets on time which then cost $50.00 more or make a reservation and we had to drive an extra hour to obtain a hotel room?


Do we expect people to forgive whatever wrong we do - and don’t bother to ask for their forgiveness?


Too often, we won’t consider forgiving someone because we feel they don’t deserve to be forgiven. We are determined to remember the wrong and carry it with us to our grave! Too often – we do that too!!


Our Father God loves us so much, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to teach us to love, to share, to be thankful, to praise and worship Him – to die for our sins – even though He never sinned! He taught us to forgive while He was dying.


We don’t have to ‘feel’ like forgiving – we just have to do it – especially if we want to join Him in heaven one day. Our determination to hang on to our hurts is not worth our fear of stepping out of our comfort zone – it is not worth losing our eternal reward!


Forgive me for procrastinating – forgive those who have hurt you – please do not procrastinate – we would enjoy meeting you one Sunday morning for worship!

Pastor Carlene

Pastor: Washington Boro UMC

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