September 2018 Letter

27 “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built! 1 Kings 8:27

 

As King Solomon prayed during the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem, he asked God to keep His eyes “open night and day towards this house” and listen “to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.” For the past 145 years (1873-2018) God has kept his eyes and ears open night and day towards the congregation of Zion-Hampton.

 

He has given us faithful pastors and teachers. He has given us His Word and Sacraments. He has offered us the gifts of forgiveness, eternal life, comfort, peace, and hope. He has not forsaken us in times of trouble but upheld us with His mighty, gracious, and merciful arms. He has blessed and continues to prosper our undertakings and ministries including Hampton Lutheran School and East Park Villa.

 

On September 16th, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., we will give Him our thanks, praise, and honor as we celebrate together the 145th Anniversary of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. While we are extremely thankful for the blessings of the past, we also look with excitement to the future! As our Mission Statement reads—"The purpose of this congregation is to share the true Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, throughout our membership, our communities, and the world.” To God alone be the glory!

 

September Blessings!

 

Pastor David A. Feddern

 

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