A Word from Pastor . . .
September 19, 2018
Looking Ahead - Welcoming Pastor Jenswold
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever,” (Psalm 118:1).
It is a time for thanksgiving at Lord of Love Lutheran Church. The Lord of the Church has blessed us with another pastor! On September 7th, Pastor Joel Jenswold of Hortonville, WI sent us a letter stating his acceptance of the call we extended to him to serve as our pastor.
It is fitting for us to give thanks to God for this gift. Pastors are a gift given from God to the Church for the building up of the body of Christ. As he serves with Word and Sacrament, we know that Pastor Jenswold’s service among us will be for our benefit and the benefit of many others.
It is also fitting that we pray for Pastor Jenswold and his wife, Sue, as they make the transition to Lord of Love and DeForest. One of the parts in this transition is finding a house. Pray that the Lord will provide for this family a suitable place to live. Pray also that our God will bless the transition as Pastor Jenswold finishes his service at Bethlehem Lutheran in Hortonville and begins serving among us at Lord of Love.
Finally, this is a time for us to keep Bethlehem Lutheran Church in our prayers. We know firsthand the process of calling for another pastor and waiting for the Lord to provide the man He has chosen. Pray for the Lord’s blessing on the ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran as they undergo a pastoral vacancy.
We know from Scripture that Christ is the head of the Church; He builds it, and hell itself cannot overcome it (Matthew 16:18). Through the Church’s ministry of Word and Sacrament, He delivers to us forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and free salvation.
God be praised for His continued gifts to us!
Pastor Michael Willitz