Misson Moments Notes- June 2013
Pastor Puls’ Reflection…Changing the World…Here At Hope
Dear Friends in Christ,
The saintly Catholic nun who served the poorest of the poor in India, Mother Teresa, once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” As we say a reluctant “Godspeed” to Pastor Cosgrove this month here at Hope, I hope you can see the wisdom and truth of that quote. Pastor Cosgrove has indeed created many ripples across the waters of Hope Lutheran Church during the years of his ministry among us. He has been a caring pastoral presence, bringing God’s strong Word to hurting, struggling souls. He has helped initiate several ministry programs in the congregation, and enabled many of Hope’s members to take on active ministry roles. He has touched many lives, and God has used Pastor Cosgrove to shape and mold the people of Hope.
Has Pastor Tab Cosgrove changed the world? No more than Mother Teresa did!
None of us can, single-handedly, fix the world’s problems and make everything right in the world. Yet, all of us can cast a stone across the waters. Every day, each of us has the opportunity to make a positive impact for Jesus Christ on the people around us.
I am deeply thankful for the wonderful ripples that Pastor Cosgrove has created during his ministry years here at Hope. As he leaves for Pennsylvania soon, I urge you all to be mindful of how God may want you to change the world. What can you do to help Hope make an impact for Christ on our community? We need you to be an active participant in our many ministry activities … so cast a stone across the waters with us here at Hope!
God’s peace and direction to you, in all the changes of life,
In the love of Christ Jesus,
God bless you and yours,
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