Pastor Larry Stappler
Director, Pastoral Care
A message from Pastor Larry…
March is a month of many changes. March brings daylight savings time on the 8th. And with longer days come the early flowers and the budding of trees.
In March we also continue in the season of Lent on a 40 day journey, excluding Sundays, toward the cross and the empty tomb.
Like last year, I invite you to Lenten Devotions which will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Library at Buffalo Hill Terrace, at 11:15 a.m. in the Family Room at Immanuel Skilled Care Center, and at 3 p.m. in the Lodge at Buffalo Hill. They will be Wednesdays beginning March 4th. These are times of prayer and scripture and can be a help with our journeys. They last typically 15-20 minutes.
I conclude with the words of Paul and they are my words this month to you.
“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, have the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:1-4
May you have a blessed March and Lent!!