How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger
who announces peace, who brings good news,
who announces salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
Throughout the summer I have been preaching a series of sermons based on the lives and words of the Old Testament prophets. Often we imagine, the prophets offering only gloom and doom, and the fervent call to repent. And that is true, but there is another side of the prophets’ message as well. For those who return, there is “good news.” The most common phrase in the Old Testament to describe this good news is…it is good to return and to be reminded again of God’s “glad tidings.” It is when people return to the Lord to enjoy his word and ways, and to be blessed by his holy presence.
That is really what Rally Sunday is all about. After a long summer of activities, travels and distractions, it is good to return and to be reminded again of the goodness of God. So join us as we recommit ourselves to the mission of Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. Come and celebrate Dixieland music with the Starry Night Quartet AKA the Madson Family. Enjoy fresh pie, ice cream and cake. Register for Sunday School. Join the choir or prayer group. There are many ways you can enjoy God’s holy presence.
Peace, Pastor Arden Haug