For all the saints

Dear Sinners and Saints,

“An autobiography is only to be trusted if it reveals something disgraceful.” George Orwell

What is disgraceful about your life? God promises to forgive you.

      “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he (Jesus) who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8,9

In this time of remembering the 16th century church reformer Martin Luther’s work of 500 years ago, which spun the church Reformation into motion, let us recall his theology of Sainthood. Luther taught “simul ustes et pe cotter,"  that we are each simultaneously saint and sinner. A saint is a forgiven sinner. The saints in your life are the ones who have nurtured you to confess your sins and accept the forgiveness that is ours by the grace God.

Prayers: Give thanks for the saints in your life and remember you are a sinner and saint. For Sandy, mother of Audra Milieus, struggling with cancer; for Debbi Meador, Gloria Mitchell, Lyle Mercer and all who are in need of healing; for all effected by the violence in lower Manhattan in New York City which has brought death and injury; for Robert Culberson who will be baptized this Sunday; for safe travel for the group from GGCC traveling in Israel; and for all to seek joy and to spread peace during the upcoming holiday season.

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

 

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