July 2019 Pastor Brian

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ! May the love and peace of Christ fill your day.
This is my first chance to write to you in mass and for some of you this is my first chance to introduce myself. The prob-lem is, I don’t want to spend time talk-ing about myself. What I want to talk about is potential! While it is wonderful to be home in Pennsylvania again, what is even more exciting, is the potentials of serving with you. I have had a slight taste of what Glossbrenner does, who is on staff, and who are the willing workers. I know the physical plant (what some folks call the church) has been well maintained, updated and refreshed, and, there are plans to move forward with new projects. Those, my friends, are all healthy signs. So, my ponderings go to poten-tial today. With what is already in place, empowered by the Ho-ly Spirit, wow, what potential there is for the future! I can’t wait to get started unpacking that idea instead of unpacking boxes. I want to keep this brief, so I will leave you with a quote from one of the professors at my seminary, Evangelical Theological (Myerstown).
Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet is a name you will hear from me in the future as well, but for now I leave you with his words. He was dis-cussing the potential impact of Christianity as the world moves into the future. Please take a break from reading this newsletter and reflect on his thoughts: “Our goal is not to make a difference in this world, but to make a different world.”


Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet is a name you will hear from me in the future as well, but for now I leave you with his words. He was dis-cussing the potential impact of Christianity as the world moves into the future. Please take a break from reading this newsletter and reflect on his thoughts: “Our goal is not to make a differ-ence in this world, but to make a different world.”