Saint John's Lutheran Church 155 North Street Jersey City NJ 07307
St. John’s weekly services and other events are published on YouTube: vernon elliott st john's lutheran church elca.
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart
the things which God has prepared for those who love God." 1 Cor. 2:9.
Brothers and Sisters:
Our Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton has posed a question for the national church: What is God up too? Let us consider that question as we begin our Lenten walk.
Often things aren’t going as well as we want them to. Sometimes we aren’t getting the results we want. The church is not living up to our ideals. The church is changing, as is the world around us. We don’t know what is going to happen next.
Bishop Eaton’s question, about what God is up to, changes our focus from what we want or need to do and asked us to meditate on what God is doing. The question changes our focus from our will to God’s will.
The church of Christ has survived through the ages, despite ups and down’s and upheavals and cultural shifts. God has preserved the church through many dangers, toils, and snares. Looking to God for guidance and direction puts our lives and the life of the church in perspective. During this Lenten season may we trust the Lord enough to seek God’s divine direction for the church.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Mona Fitch-Elliott