Dan Troutman


From The Minister’s Desk 

“. . . Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  

Hebrews 13:5 

 Just recently I heard of a new political office England is putting into place:  Minister of Loneliness.  Then in the article they went into the percentages of whom and how many people are lonely.  There is no reason to find yourself in a position of loneliness.  We have the ability to get out and fellowship with any and all.  If you are shut in, then you can pick up a phone and talk someone into coming over, or just spend time with them on the phone!

Family helps to knock out the giant of loneliness.  It does me good to spend time on the phone with my son or grand kids!  If you are part of Christ’s Church, then you have another family that loves you, cares for you and supports you.  There are all kinds of options here at the Church to help you combat loneliness.  Small bible study groups, Sunday School classes, Worship, Prayer chains and groups, we just need to make ourselves available to those groups.  In other words, get involved.  It is a lonely time when we sit at home by ourselves and wish someone was there.  When that happens, remember, it’s time to reach out and get involved. 

I want to remind you of our upcoming “Connections Potluck” on February 18th.  It’s a potluck simply to make another time to “connect” with other people.  Put it on your calendar, plan to be there and drive loneliness away.  Remember, we are really never alone; He is always with us and never leaves us.  See you at the potluck.

Because of Him,    

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”


II Chronicles 7:14

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