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"Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake
of justice, but justice for the sake of peace."
From Pastor Paul
Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
We live in the internet age. I am an internet user. No great revelation here,
but it does mean I can now be reached by e-mail. Like most of you, I can send
and receive e-mail from all over the world. I go to my mailbox once a day and to
my e-mail inbox several times a day.
But I have noticed that a lot of what I get in the mailbox and the stuff I get
through e-mail are similar in content. There is good news and bad news, the
wanted and the un-wanted, and offers for all kinds of things! It doesn’t matter
if we are talking regular mail or e-mail, checking “the mail” is sometimes like
going to the bus station. You never know what to expect.
Dear Dad – I was just writing to ask if there is a limitation to the number of
cars our liability insurance covers . . . .
Dear Paul – Remember when you accidentally broke that oil lamp my aunt left me?
And I told you to forget it, but you insisted that I get it appraised? Well I am
glad you did! The curator of the museum of 13th century art says. . . .
Dear Mr. Rosin – This letter is to inform you that the package you mailed to
Texas was inadvertently sent to Zaire, Africa . . . .
Perhaps you know what I mean. Doesn’t the unnecessary mail outnumber the
necessary mail 2-to-1? (Do you do what I do and sort your mail over the
recycling bin?) Do you wonder if there really is a catalog for everything?
My point is that most mail (e-mail or otherwise) is unnecessary. But this time
of year especially, we can’t wait to get more of it. This time of year the mail
is fun – red envelopes and green stamps, and Christmas tree stickers. This is
the time of year when your old college “roomie” (who married Jill your old
college girlfriend) writes from CA to tell you they are about to be
grandparents. This is the time of year when newsletters tell about trips to
Disneyland, graduations, and gall bladder surgery. This is the time when mail
comes bearing tidings of children who are smart, talented, and so involved in
everything. Fruitcakes and gifts and the calendar
Welcome to our website from Pastor Paul
Sisters and Brothers in
to All Saints Lutheran Church website. It is my hope that as
look through our website you will get a feeling for the community life
of All Saints. We are striving to be a missional community
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
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
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.
Pastor Paul Rosin