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Registration for Confirmation, Pre-confirmation and Sunday School is open  Links will be posted on the Saron website at Saron.org and the Facebook pages for each.

Confirmation and Pre-Confirmation will begin Wednesday September 14th.  Until then SAVE THE DATE for the youth Fall Retreat, November 4th-6th.

  Sunday School classes for ages 3 (must be toilet trained) through 5th grade begins Sunday September 18th at 10:30 during the second service.

There will be a new database and check-in system in use for both Sunday school

and Wednesday evenings so you may have an extra step or two to set up your account. With this change comes a new integrated database, the ability to choose your volunteer preferences and receive reminder emails before your selected event AND ONLINE

PAYMENT.

Registration links are available online at Saron.org or in person by stopping in the church office.  Scholarships are available, if needed please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Buena Vista

June.Pastors Article2

 

How’s Your View?

What you know about your future is more important than knowing your past.

 

Near the top of the hill above the city of Duluth was a motel-lounge-restaurant called Buena Vista (Spanish for “good view”.)  Built in the 1950s it had a massive picture window for soaking in the sky, the city of Duluth and, of course, Lake Superior.  (It was torn down in 2005.)  Val and I used to take people up there and along Skyline Drive to give them some perspective before going down to the harbor and along the shore.  The view was spectacular and it would set up expectations for the day.

 

But sometimes it was tempting to just stay there.  So much to look at!  Every once in a while there would be another ship.  And certainly there were people and cars to watch down in the city.  We could just keep ordering more food and make ourselves feel quite at home.

 

Our view from up there, however, was not meant to be our ending point but the beginning.  What we saw in the distance was what we wanted to experience.

  • So, imagine this: what if, instead of Lake Superior, you saw wave after wave of brilliant love?  The kind expressed so fully on a cross?  Wouldn’t you want to head into that love to experience it?  To splash around in it, hike along it and share it with others?  (Romans 8:18 and Ephesians 1:3-10)
  • What if, instead of cars and pedestrians below, your view was of thousands upon thousands of people in joyful assembly, loved ones and strangers all together, united in Christ, of every flavor, shape, size, color, praising God with all their hearts?  Wouldn’t you want to head into that and live knowing that’s where you’re going?  (Hebrews 12:22-23 and Revelation 21)
  • What if, instead of ocean-going ships advancing to their destinations, you see a “complete” you, whole and holy and filled with love and grace – because God is not done with you and won’t quit until He is?  (Philippians 1:6)

And believe me when I tell you that is just the tip of the iceberg.  What you know about your future is more important than knowing your past.  What you see ahead, guaranteed through Christ Jesus, alters your course here.  It's what your life is intended for.  In fact, did you know that when you pray “…thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” that’s what you’re praying for?  That you/we live out God’s kingdom now on earth, just like in heaven?

 

May your view move you out of your comfortable seat and into what God has for you.

 

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