This is our mandate today, just as it was for generations past. As children, we were baptized and went to Sunday school, attended confirmation classes, youth groups, were married, had children, and this routine repeated itself. Or did it? Perhaps not for everybody. That’s how it has been in my family. We have been blessed by our forbearers’ strong faith and continue to be blessed by our children and grandchildren.
Today many say the world has changed, and it’s not so easy to follow this mission. When my husband (and our family) was transferred to Moncton, New Brunswick, we found there was no Lutheran church for us to attend. Our habit as a family was to attend church and the children to attend Sunday school, so we searched for a new church community. We were warmly welcomed by the Anglican church in Riverview. This was long before the Lutherans and Anglicans decided to form the close relationship that we enjoy today. We must react to this command and declare God’s mighty acts for generations to come, proclaiming the grace of God.
Mighty Redeemer, thank you for your great goodness and the power of your spirit among us. Let us be strong and faithfully proclaim your grace. Amen. — BLSO