from the pastor

Reverend Katie Zettle

ktinthechurch@aol.com

Momentum for Life

Another year has begun and I wonder just how many New Year’s resolutions are stuck like a car in a snowbank, waiting to be pulled out. These ‘new beginnings’ all start with such excitement and positive thoughts, only to fall by the wayside when the first nacho platter (for those thinking weight loss) or the newest high-tech gadget (for those thinking fiscally responsible) appear in front of us.

Discipline has taken on a bad connotation in society today. We don’t like being told we can’t do or have something, even when it might be good for us. DISCIPLINE is HARD WORK!

“No discipline is fun while it lasts, but it seems painful at the time. Later, however, it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11 (CEB)

See even the scripture calls discipline painful; but it tells us that it will allow us to bear fruit, to have something good come from it.

I have walked the walk friends, I shared in a message recently that I needed Spiritual help in disciplining myself in order to return to my time with God. I had lost momentum last spring, and by summer I could feel the weight of not spending time in personal scripture reading and constant prayer. Times like this happen to everybody! Where do you need help this year in making changes, not just for the sake of a few pounds or to say you read the bible; but for these changes in attitude and action to move us forward in DISCIPLESHIP!

The mission of the United Methodist Church:

  • To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Harris Hill vision is to accomplish by:
  • Love God- Live Like Jesus- Share the Spirit

If we are not intentionally growing as Disciples of Christ, how will we continue to make disciples? I want the world to be transformed- because it’s painful to leave it the way it is; filled with broken and hurting people, areas for justice to take root, and to invite as many people to live with the grace and hope that we are offered in faith.

Will you join me and the leadership team this year as we individually and as a church seek to gain new momentum for living as Christ followers and disciples? Will we make a difference in transforming the places in our midst here on earth- so that- they might be more like the Kingdom of God? Join us in worship- or listen to the sermon series online.

Rev. Katie Zettle