Hope Lutheran Church seeks to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ,
to proclaim the gospel to others, and to strive for unity in Christ.
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Hope Lutheran Church
113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264
“My View of the Pews”
I was recently asked to take part with a hospice patient from my former church. The Pastor in charge had told me that a former member had been placed under hospice care and that he (the Pastor) was going on vacation for a few weeks and that the patient had made a request of having me fill in if possible.
The Pastor share with me what was going on and what he had already shared with the man and his family and I was very impressed with the information and thought I would share it with both congregations via the newsletter. It will be a condensed version so feel free to contact me for the full report at anytime.
When Jesus was on the cross, he made seven statements that many ways capitalize the very thoughts and emotions that we may have as we face our own death.
Certainty of Eternal Life—Luke 23:39-
Taking Care of Final Matters—John 19:25-
Feelings Toward God—Mark 15:33-
Personal Needs—John 19:25-
Telling God and Others You Are Ready—John 19:30 “It is finished.” Thought to Ponder: Jesus had finished all that he came to do. Is there anything that you still must do? Is there a person (s) you would sill like to talk to?
Finally—Luke 23:46 “Father into your hands I commend my spirit. When he said this, he breathed his last.” Thought to Ponder: In our life, death may be the hardest subject to talk about, much less face. But with faith in God and salvation through Jesus Christ, and the help of the Holy Spirit, we can accept it.
Jesus voiced his last words to those who loved him and were near the cross. All these loved ones that would be comforted knowing your faith is in God. Amen. See you in church.
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