We Celebrate and Proclaim

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Pastor's Desk | No Comments

This month we celebrate and proclaim:

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Death at last has met defeat!

Our local mission council, Central Appalachian Lutheran Ministries, or C.A.L.M. has purchased seven (7) billboards that will display this identical life-changing message in Abingdon, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport, Rogersville, Morristown and Harrogate.

For four (4) weeks, tens of thousands of people will see this message connected with the LCMS cross/logo and the name and contact information of the local Lutheran congregation.
In order for this outreach campaign to have maximum impact, we need to do three things:

  • Raise awareness of the campaign in each member congregation by posters, announcements, newsletter articles, skits etc.;
  • Pray that the tens of thousands of our neighbors who see the message will be moved by the Holy Spirit to follow up by contacting and/or visiting our local congregation(s); and
  • Talk about the billboard campaign with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

In the world’s mind-set, Christmas is over on December 25, but the Church celebrates Christmas for twelve days (December 25 – January 6). In the world, Easter is history as soon as the last Easter egg is found, but believers celebrate the resurrection of Christ Jesus for fifty (50) days, from Easter (March 31) to Pentecost (May 19). Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to talk about your faith in the living Savior as the billboards go up throughout the greater Tri-Cities area.

Pr. Paul F. Becker Joshua 4:24 “…that all the people of the earth may know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”