We Are the Church

The church is not a building,
the church is not a steeple,
the church is not a resting place,
the church is the PEOPLE!

I am the church, YOU are the church, WE are the church together….
all who follow Jesus, all around the world, WE are the church together!


Remember learning this song as a child? When sung in a group, it seemed like it usually resulted in the last line being sung very loud and happy. That is what we should be, happy that we live in a country where we can come together on Sunday mornings and during the week to worship and praise God. Or we can choose the mountain top experience and praise God with the chipmunks and fresh smelling evergreens surrounding us, and it is all good!

As the song reminds us, we are the church together as a church family. In Matthew 12.50, Jesus teaches, “For whoever does the will of my Father in Heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.”  Our Christian spirit thrives on fellowship with one another, reaching out to share conversation with a different generation than ours, joining our fellow church family together on Sundays, enjoying some great uplifting music, video and sermons, and experiencing the gracious gifts of God with others.

I am excited for the future of our church. I am certain we will continue to carry out great deeds within the community and reaching into the world. We are at a stage in our ministry as a young congregation where we need to continue to show our neighbors we are the church, both in our words and deeds. We show this not only by attending church but also through our connections with one another, our ministries to those outside our walls, and our genuine enthusiasm for the mission of Christ. See you Sunday!

Dear God,
Thank you for all the blessings you’ve provided. Help us to live our lives through our thoughts, words and deeds as part of the living church in your name and honor. Thanks for getting our congregation off to a great start and help us to keep the focus on your glory and mission. And we give thanks to our fore fathers who fought so hard that we might enjoy the freedoms we have today. Their courage, spirit, and endurance allowed our country to become a great and glorious nation by which we have enjoyed the benefits of their efforts. Amen

Wendy Saathoff

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