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  • Writer's picturePastor Jess Scholten

Pastor's Pondering - October 21, 2022

Dear friends -

Last week, we wondered about the future - what does the church look like in 2032? While important (we really do need to continue to lean into technology and digital connection), there is also balance. This verse has come to me several times recently: "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today."

Can I get an amen? I know many of us are feeling the pull of worry and concern. I'm not always a fan of vernacular paraphrase - it messes with our ability to remember the familiar words when we need them. But Eugene Peterson does a lovely job with this passage: "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."

There are a lot of things to be troubled about right now, but there are great moments right this very day where God is at work at River Glen and in your life. We can hold both preparing for what is to come and staying present to this very day, giving thanks for the good right before us and preparing with hope for the future.

Grace and peace,


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