Dear People of Low’s,
On Sunday, May 19, we will welcome our North Carolina Lutheran Synod Bishop, The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith, as our guest pastor for homecoming. Bishop Smith will bring a message along with news about how our North Carolina Synod is doing Christ’s work in the world through congregations, organizations, and agencies sponsored by our state’s Lutherans. This is a work of which Low’s is a part. I hope you will be present to welcome Bishop Smith and share in the time of worship as well as the covered dish meal and fellowship to follow. Bishop Smith will also have Q & A session during Sunday school Connected with homecoming is an upcoming anniversary.
In two years, 2021, Low’s Lutheran Church will celebrate 250 years of ministry. Founded in 1771, Low’s has been a presence for Christ in this area even before there was a United States. A 250-year anniversary (technically a semi-quinquennials—quite a mouthful and not exactly an inviting word) is something to celebrate. If you have ideas about how to celebrate you are welcome to share them with the pastor or council members. We don’t want to let this opportunity pass us by to not only celebrate Low’s history but also lift up the presence of our congregation as a living witness for Christ in our community. Such an anniversary can make others aware of Low’s and perhaps they will want to know more about our church.
As we continue the season of Easter in the church calendar (it didn’t end April 21) I pray that you might experience the joy of the resurrection and be empowered by the risen Christ for service to others. I also pray for those of you who are hurting this time of year due to the loss of family members and friends that you might find comfort in Jesus’ promise that death is not God’s final answer. We are told in 1 John 2:25—“And this is what he (Jesus) has promised us—eternal life.” God loves you and so do I,
Pastor John Mark