The First Epistle of Rick to the Lakehurstians
Greetings to the Saints at the United Methodist Church in Lakehurst from your brother in Christ, Rick.
I give thanks for all of you everyday for the love you share with one another and for including me and letting me participate in that love.
I have heard of and witnessed this love in your feeding of the hungry in cooperation with the Food Bank truck, your clothing of the needy through the works of Lydia’s Closet and your care of needy children through the Snack Pack program.
I have heard of and witnessed the outreach to the surrounding community through the signage in front of the church building, in the pealing of the church bell prior to Sunday service and the walking tours of your Pastor and spiritual leader, Nicholas.
Your use of social media using the web page, Lakehurstumc.org, provides an outreach program to the world for those with access to the World Wide Web.
I have seen and personally felt the love, warmth and extreme inclusion offered to all who enter through the doors of the church and through the fellowship offered after each worship service.
Your devotion to God and to Jesus, our Savior, is clearly seen in your worship services as you lift your voices in praise and song.
May the Father and Sustainer of Life and the awesome love of Jesus continue to bless and keep you throughout all of your days.
Rick Rickabaugh is an active and devoted member of our congregation. Read his post after our Easter Celebration last year.