Pastor Denise Kwiatkowski is our part time minister and has been with our church since 2016.
She can be reached by phone or text at 920-379-5084 or email her at
deniseakwiatkowski@gmail.com

Pastor's Letter to the Church

Dear Church,
    This is a conundrum. Usually for the New Year newsletter, I talk about how we have a new year ahead of us and encourage you go make it count. The whole “Go Team Go!” approach. But as we finish 2020 and head into 2021, in the midst of a global pandemic, I and probably a few of you feel that every day is the same old - same old. The news tells us that masks and social distancing are going to be around for much of 2021, so this is now our normal. 

    How do we move forward? What is on your heart? In contemplating this and in talking with another pastor, I realized something. We have an opportunity that most of the past few generations have not had. We have been given the gift of how can we do NEW ministry? And it is a gift. Think for a minute, many of the things we have been doing for years, we have done, because we have always done it that way. It’s easy. But now we have to try new, we have to try innovative, we have to be creative! “But I liked the old way!” I know, it was easier, we knew how to do it, it took no thought. But was it working? Was the Kingdom of God growing? Were we sharing the Gospel with our family and friends? Or were we just happy sitting in our pews?

    For the New Year, I’d like to see us working to make changes going forward on how to be real Christians, not just pew sitters. I’d like to see us starting new and exciting ministries. Some will not work, but God will bless us with some that do. As an example, everyone hated when we did just online worship, however, many loved drive-in worship, and we got some nice newspaper articles, showing who we are. When we had to cancel the Chili/Pea Soup Supper, many were dismayed; I haven’t seen the exact numbers, but I would tell you that we made almost as much to give to local missions by writing checks. New ways, new ideas, new ministries to reach people. Our online worship watcher numbers are growing. But it’s not about the numbers, it’s about reaching people! Our family, our friends, our neighbors; showing them who Jesus is. We have an opportunity like we’ve never had before. But I can’t do it alone. I need your help, I may not be creative, innovative yes, creative – not so much. And I can’t know who or what is on your heart.

    Besides, we all know that Jesus gave us 3 basic commands: 1. Love God. 2. Love your neighbor. And 3. Matthew 28 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

“Go Church Go!”

Love,

 

 


Pastor Denise

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