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In today’s changing and challenging world, Christians need to be vigilant and steadfast in their everyday living – keeping Christ at their center. St. Paul wishes to help by providing you just a few resources. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additions to these resources:
Can you imagine being in Moses sandals? Being told to go back to a place where you are wanted dead or alive… being picked as the leader of millions… totally unprepared.
Now, that’s an opportunity to see the difference that God’s presence makes!
God’s story just gets better as we go! Please consider inviting a friend this week.View Sermon
Jesus tells a story about a rich man and a poor man. The rich man had an earthly life filled with abundance, and he ignored the poor man who was in misery outside his gate. This story gives us pause and causes us to think about how we are treating our neighbors in need. It also reminds us never to trust in our earthly wealth and possessions, but rather to trust always in our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.View Sermon
Mercy is loving people where they are at. Mercy is forgiving those who have wronged us. Mercy is canceling debts. Not holding people hostage for their past actions or current shortcomings.
The Prophet Micah tells us that living in mercy is one of God’s greatest wishes for us. He says:
“The Lord has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Our God is a God of mercy and we are here to share this mercy with the world. It’s just what we do.View Sermon
O Lord, keep Your Church in Your perpetual mercy; and because without You we cannot but fall, preserve us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!View Sermon
Rev. Mark Ball is a son of St. Paul Lutheran Church & School growing up within the congregation and graduating from our school.
Pastor Ball becomes St. Paul’s head shepherd after serving for seven years as School Administrator and Assistant Pastor. He and his wife, Leslie have seven children: Molly (17), Riley (16), Sadie (13), Haley (10), Omoro (10), Garrison (7), and Justin (4). Together their life’s focus has been raising up children to know and love the Lord. They are a foster family and have a Christian child care ministry in Spencerport, JLU Child Care.
Prior to being ordained, Pastor Ball worked as a journalist and a public relations specialist. Now he hopes to focus his energy on sharing God’s story.
“I’m overjoyed that God is blessing this amazing opportunity to work alongside our congregation bringing the love of Jesus to a community that I care deeply about,” he said.View Sermon
If the Lord describes Himself in Scripture as our “Shepherd,” it follows that we, as those who belong to Him, are His “sheep.” True to our broken nature, we all wander away from our Shepherd’s provision, wrongly assuming we can find our own way. We all stand in need of rescue! We all are the lost sheep who have wandered away. He pursues His wanderers. Finding us and claiming us, He carries us home. And that’s exactly where He gathers us today: at home in His presence so that He, our Shepherd, can fill us, His sheep, with His love and mercy.View Sermon