If you are anything like me (and I am guessing you are!), you don’t like change. Yet change is part of the package of living in fast-paced, ever changing twenty-first century America. So we just have to learn to grin and bear it!
Here at Grace we are facing a change at the end of this month of May. One of our faithful staff is stepping down after twenty years of serving on our staff. Jan Shetter began her ministry back in 1998 as our Choir Director. She finished in the role of Director of Assimilation. Stepping into her role will be Rebecca Shiffer, who already serves on our staff in the area of communications. She will become our Director of Hospitality and Communications.
Staff changes like this are not uncommon for us (or for any church for that matter). There will doubtless be more to come. But one thing won’t change here at Grace: our commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. And just what is this gospel? In writing to the church in Cornith, the Apostle Paul said this about the gospel: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve” (1 Corinthians 15:3-5). Jesus died as our substitute. He paid the full penalty for our sin and rebellion against God. A penalty that we in no way could ever pay!
If you are looking for hope, I invite you to join us here at Grace Church. For in the gospel of Christ there is hope to be had for both this life and the life to come!