from the pastor

Reverend Katie Zettle

It’s hard to imagine that a few short months ago we were making plans for vacations, graduations, weddings, and picnics. We almost laugh now and say, “Remember when we were able to shop at stores at any time, enjoy going to a movie or restaurant, and celebrating birthdays with family and friends around a table.” It’s challenging for us to consider what the next few hours will look like, nevertheless the next few weeks or months. This my friends is the world we find ourselves living in.

We, as people of God know what the future holds, yet we continue seeking to grasp onto to something, anything that we might control. It is the tension of the Christian to release to God all things and hold tightly to belief in Jesus Christ.

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.   Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.   And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

(Hebrews 10:23-25 NLT)

We have all experienced some trepidation, anxiety, worry or anger in the midst of this time of pandemic. But God assures us of His promise to be in the midst with us. If we are united in Christ Jesus, we have strength and hope for our future, not based on any single circumstance we might be facing but on the reality that God can be trusted in this time and all time.

From this mindset it becomes an opportunity AND a responsibility to live. We cannot stay hidden in our homes, but through every means possible we are called to acts of love and good works. We will meet together for worship and small group and fellowship as we need the encouragement found in 2 or 3 gathering.

If you need help of any kind please do not hesitate to call the church at 716-632-4688 or contact me through email:

We can trust God with all of our days, his promise is assured!

You are loved by God. Live Loved.

Rev. Katie Zettle