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Did you know Luther said?

  “Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.”

   

April 2020
From Pastor Paul

I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: You who fear the LORD, praise him!  All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him; stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!  For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him” (Psalm 22:22-24, NRSV).

Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

This season of Lent has been like nothing I have experienced before.  From the onset of my Shingles diagnosis, I have felt the love and prayers of so many people.  I have also had moments of feeling isolated and feeling nothing more than the affliction that goes with Shingles.  Yet in the whirlwind of emotions, as I read this text as part of my devotions, I felt the comfort of God who loves me, and has made Himself known to me as I cried out.  “For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.”

Then added to my personal emotions;,  an unknown entity invaded our lives in the form of Covid-19 Coronavirus.  Many have often approached their journey in Lent as time in the wilderness.  But this now, is a time in the wilderness that is unfamiliar to all of us.  The season of Lent calls us to reflect on God’s deep love and desire to restore relationships with each of us. “For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.”   Through Lent, we journey with Jesus and his disciples as Jesus turns his eyes toward Jerusalem and the cross.  Holding on to that promise, and given the circumstances that we now live, this letter needs to take a different approach than any other letter I have written.

We now need to adapt ourselves with the news and how our community may or may not be changing.  When I first sat down to write this letter, it had a particular focus but within the time span of a day, we began to see how being church needed to change with our community.  As soon as I send this letter to be included in the newsletter for printing, I cannot help but wonder how much the world will change overnight.  So how do we adapt or respond?  We respond In prayer with wisdom and with caution.

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Pastor Paul

Welcome to our website from Pastor Paul

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   Welcome to All Saints Lutheran Church website.  It is my hope that as you look through our website you will get a feeling for the community life of All Saints.  We are striving to be a missional community that is centered in Christ, grounded in prayer and a place where ALL of God’s people feel welcome.

No matter your religious background or where you are in your spiritual journey, there is a place for you here.  Maybe you grew up in church and have been a regular ever since, maybe you’ve been away from the church for longer than you can remember, maybe the whole church thing is something new, with both humility and confidence, we trust that it is Christ who invites you to meet him here. 

Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday with communion on the first and third Sunday of each month.  Adult Bible study begins at 9:00 a.m., and Children’s Sunday school begins at 10:00 a.m. after the Children’s sermon.  We hope that you will be able to join us and experience meaningful worship.   We know that as a church, we cannot be all things to all people; but, we do welcome all people.  Make no mistake; we are broken, sinful people who are longing for the good news of God’s love spoken to us through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  We work together, we play together and we pray together.  Sometimes we get things wrong and without intention, hurt each other.  Through it all we know that God’s love for us is greater than anything we can begin to imagine.  It’s this promise that we want to share with you.  The Holy Spirit is active in the members of All Saints! 
   
Blessings on your journey and we hope you find All Saints to be a place that reflects God’s boundless love for you as a child of God.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask myself by either calling the church office at 970-835-3667 or email me at PastorPaul@AllSaintsLutheranCO.org.  We would love to talk with you more about the ministry of All Saints in this community and in the world.

Servants together,
Pastor Paul Rosin