After a long winter, we are finally seeing signs that the cold is giving way, slowly, to warmer temperatures. I am preparing to store my heavy winter coat again, and prepare for what’ s next. Hopefully, I am preparing for our last cold snap of this half of the year.

Our Lenten season is about the same thing that has been happening around here with our weather. Anticipation. We are called to reflect and admit that we are people who are incomplete until we fully acknowledge the presence of God in our world and in our lives. As we journey to Jerusalem together, we anticipate the story, once again, of meeting Jesus along the way. In our travels, we anticipate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and claim the hope that it gives us for our own lives.

Our communications group is working hard to spread the message that Lake Ozark Christian Church is a great place to experience God’s love and find community. Here in this space, we gather together to worship and then go forth into our world to proclaim the Gospel to the world.

You have already seen the work of our communications group in the videos you have seen in worship and on our Facebook and web pages. Soon, you will see a presence in your mailbox, and will he asked to share a special Easter advertisement card with your neighbors and friends. This card invites people to “Come Home for Easter”, and is an opportunity for each and every person here to invite people to celebrate Easter with us.

Our goal is to have at least 300 people here for our celebration on April 21. I hope you will tell others, and make plans for yourself to be present for the remainder of Lent, Easter, and each and every Sunday as we continue to explore God’s call for our church and our community!