St. John Lutheran Church Pittsburg Kansas

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Pastor's Message Pastor's Message 2019 Pastor;s Message - August 2019

Pastor;s Message - August 2019

E-mail Print PDF
Fellow Ministers at St. John Lutheran Church,
Talkabout the importance of vision has grown over the past few decades. Even presidents will
quote the passage from scripture, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”. (Proverbs
29:18, KJV)
Visionis about where organizations, or even individuals, understand themselves to be headed.
Knowing their vision helps them to focus where they direct their energy. Vision has to do with
where they “see” themselves going in the world around them.
Of course, a vision can be mistaken. This was the case many times withthe disciples of Jesus.
They did not always understand Jesus’ purpose: that for the salvation of the world his goal was
the cross. Sometimes too, they would forget that Jesus was the crux of the vision fortheir own
lives.
Yet, God’s vision continues to come to Jesus’ disciples, both then and now. By the Word, we
hearthe good news that God loves the world so much that God sent his only Son. ln Holy
Baptism, God claims each of us as his beloved daughters and sons, clothed in the
righteousness of Jesus Christ. And through Holy Communion, God feeds us with his presence,
forgiving our sins, and providing us with a foretaste of the feast to come.
Thanks be to God for these ways in which the Spirit continues to share God’s vision. And
thanks be to God that when we fail to see God’s vision clearly, and even when we forget our
Lord's vision for us, yet we remain a part of God’s vision in Christ Jesus.
Peace be with you,
Pastor Tom Wehrman

Fellow Ministers at St. John Lutheran Church,


Talk about the importance of vision has grown over the past few decades. Even presidents willquote the passage from scripture, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”. (Proverbs 29:18 , KJV)

Vision is about where organizations, or even individuals, understand themselves to be headed. Knowing their vision helps them to focus where they direct their energy. Vision has to do with where they “see” themselves going in the world around them.


Of course, a vision can be mistaken. This was the case many times with the disciples of Jesus.They did not always understand Jesus’ purpose: that for the salvation of the world his goal was the cross. Sometimes too, they would forget that Jesus was the crux of the vision for their own lives.


Yet, God’s vision continues to come to Jesus’ disciples, both then and now. By the Word, we hear the good news that God loves the world so much that God sent his only Son. ln Holy Baptism, God claims each of us as his beloved daughters and sons, clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. And through Holy Communion, God feeds us with his presence, forgiving our sins, and providing us with a foretaste of the feast to come.


Thanks be to God for these ways in which the Spirit continues to share God’s vision. And thanks be to God that when we fail to see God’s vision clearly, and even when we forget our Lord's vision for us, yet we remain a part of God’s vision in Christ Jesus.


Peace be with you,


Pastor Tom Wehrman

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2019 21:46  

Church Pictures

IMG_2613.jpg

Worship Times

Sunday Worship Times
8:30 a.m. (Contemporary Service)
10:45 a.m. (Traditional Service)