Sunday, August 19th
It can happen over the course of time that the busyness of life can steal the fervor we
once had for our faith. Or we can find ourselves settled into a schedule of going to church
and saying certain prayers just because we know we need to. Or we may have the feeling
that there should be something more to the faith than what we experience. Or maybe we
have just been feeling distant from God.
Jesus Himself said, “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while
the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live...
those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to
them” ( John 14:18-21). These are the words of a God who wants to have a real, personto-
person relationship with you. These are the words of a God who desires your faith to
be more than just a duty or knowledge of some facts about Him.
If any of this resonates with you or would resonate with someone you know, either
Christian or non-Christian, I invite you, or that someone you know, to consider joining
us for Discovering Christ. This seven-week series presents the Good News of Jesus in a
concrete and personal way. Discovering Christ is ordered toward drawing people into a
personal encounter and relationship with Jesus.
Discovering Christ opens with dinner and includes prayer, teaching, and small group
discussion. The series begins on Wednesday, September 5th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and
continues each Wednesday for seven weeks until October 17th. The program is free and
childcare is offered. For more information or to register, please visit the parish website,
call the parish office at 682-4557, find a registration form at the church entrances, or
I encourage you to consider joining us for this great opportunity to delve deeper into
your faith and to encounter the person of Jesus Christ in a new and personal way.
Fr. Adam Grelinger