Pastor’s Word

AN EPIDEMIC OF LONELINESS?

 
Years before the current COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness was recognized as a significant health hazard. Two years ago, Britain appointed a minister of loneliness. Physical and cognitive problems like hearing or vision loss often lead to individuals feeling ashamed and isolated.
 
At Christ Lutheran, we’ve been working on developing a system of outreach to members to both identify and address some of these issues. Our Stephen Ministers will discuss this during their meeting this Thursday, as we hope to supplement outreach activities that the Sunday School and Men’s Group have already been doing.
 
If you’d like to be involved in this project, please inform Stephen Leaders Linda Griffith or Carolyn Crowe of your interest. Once we’ve devised a workable program, we’ll publish an update in a future newsletter.
 
Until then, we leave you with the wise words of John Lewis from an article that was published on the date of his funeral:
 
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and non-violence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring. . . .So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”