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May 4, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

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From The Pastor

Last month, Chestnut Level hosted the monthly Solanco Pastor’s Fellowship luncheon in our Family Life Center. It has been a joy to meet, pray, eat, and share with other brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving the Lord in their respective churches and ministries. They have been very kind and welcoming of me, and I was glad to be able to host the group on April 26.

 Each month, a large wooden cross is circulated amongst the various churches as a symbol of our unity in Jesus Christ and with one another. The purpose is for it to be an instrument of encouragement, and a reminder that we are all working together as one body of Christ. Even though we represent different denominations, meeting in different places, and each with unique ministries, we have the privilege of being united through the power of the cross.

 Chestnut Level has been “gifted” the cross for this month. If you would like to see it, it is in the gathering area of the Family Life Center in front of the window by the Library. Please come by and take a look at it. Pray for our church and all the churches in the southern end. Beyond that, appreciate the cross’ power, cost, and the message it communicates. May God richly bless you as you reflect on the ground at the foot of the cross being flat, as we are all in need of God’s saving grace.  

 Pastor John


Quote of the Week

 “A community is only truly a body when the majority of its members is making the transition from ‘the community for myself’ to myself for the community,’ when each person’s heart is opening to all the others.” Jean Vanier


Jean Vanier, Ph.D. is a philosopher, writer, religious and moral leader and the founder of two major international community-based organizations, L’Arche, and Faith & Light, that exist for people with intellectual disabilities.