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From the Pastor

What if Prince of Peace burned down?

It happens!

In the “Lutheran Magazine,” there is the inspiring story of Big Pembina Lutheran Church whose building, built in 1908, was completely destroyed by fire (page 30.)

The congregation is small, but it decided not to “call it quits.” A year after the fire they will dedicate their new modern building (it will have running water!)

Three things we can learn from the story of Big Pembina Lutheran Church:

  1. Although the cause of the fire was undetermined, we must be careful to never leave a door or gate unlocked!

  2. The church is not a building. The church is a congregation that is dedicated to hearing and following God’s Word.

  3. A church becomes stronger as it faces and overcomes challenges!

    2015 might bring us challenges as a congregation, but, as the wonderful old hymn tells us:

    “Built on a rock, the church shall stand,

    Even as steeples are falling!”

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    About the Epiphany Season

    I served as pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church before it merged with our Redeemer Lutheran Church to form Faith Lutheran in Canoga Park.

    The call meant always having to explain, first of all, how to pronounce “Epiphany,” and secondly, Epiphany’s meaning.

    Epiphany (January 7th) is the “twelfth day of Christmas,” and the day we celebrate the Magi who brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh and worshiped our newborn king.

    The Greek word “Epiphany” means, “shining,” or “revealing,” because of the star that led the wise men, and because Jesus was revealed to the entire world as the King of the Jews.

    The Epiphany Season continues until Transfiguration Sunday (February 15,) when we remember that Jesus shined on a mountaintop, and Moses and Elijah appeared to him and to the disciples, Peter, James and John.

    Many Christian cultures exchange gifts on Epiphany, because the Magi were the first to bring gifts.

     

    About the Coming Sundays

    “Who is Jesus? The Word”

    January 4, 2015 The Second Sunday of Christmas!

     “Who is Jesus?  The Beloved Son of God“

    January  11, 2015  The Baptism of our Lord

    “Who is Jesus? The King of Israel“

    January 18, 2015   The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    “Who is Jesus? The One to Follow”

    January 25, 2015 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

     

    “The Story – Getting to the Heart of God’s Story”

    After worship January 25th  you are invited to our Fireside Room to hear and discuss this very interesting DVD Bible study. The topic will be, “God Builds a Nation,” and will tell about the Exodus.  The session will last about 40 minutes and will begin immediately after the end of Sunday worship.  Bring your coffee!

     

     

    Prince of Peace’s council will be Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 P.M.

     

    Men’s Bible Study will be Thursday, January 15th from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. in our Conference Room. All are welcome to this informal study led by Herb Frese.

     

     

    “A Christmas Carol” at Prime Time.

    Pastor Bunnell will read selections from Dicken’s classic novel of Christmas as the program on January 7th.

     

    Synod Worship

    At 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 21st Pastor Bunnell will lead worship at the offices of the synod. They are located at 1300 E Colorado St Glendale.

     

    LAPD Clergy Breakfast will be at 9:00 A.M. January 29th at Corky’s Restaurant, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd at Magnolia in Sherman Oaks · (818) 788-5110.

     

    Medical Supplies Available Free – Talk to Pastor Bunnell:

    Gauze bandages – rolls, various

    Underpads 17x24”

    Oxygen supply kits

    Absorbent briefs

    Pressure Relieving Heel protector

     

    Thank you from Chuck and Beth Bunnell

    We are so grateful to you all for your kind congregational gift, your cards and gifts this Christmas!

    One of the best parts of our holidays is relaxing around the tree and enjoying them.

    Happy New Year!

 


        


 

Pastor Chuck Bunnell
(818)430-2864 (cell phone - call anytime!)
charlesbunnell123@yahoo.com