Greetings to you all

I often say, at this time of year, that I’m “leaning into spring”. No surprise. That was my first thought when I woke up yesterday, on March 1st and, yes, here I go again!

However, I should add that every season has benefits and blessings. Even I admit, I wouldn’t want a perpetual springtime. The contrasts God works in nature are vast and often awesome to see. The sage of Ecclesiastes said it best by explaining that God “has made everything beautiful in His time.” Like the pop song from 1971 that said “winter, spring, summer or fall, all you’ve got to do is call and I’ll be there.” But far better than “You’ve got a friend” are the powerful promises Jesus gives us!

I want to express our thanks again to those who choose the online giving option for contributions and for each of you who have offered your time and gifts of service on specific tasks. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. I often see, and yet can’t fully explain, how one simple act of kindness opens doors for others to serve and use their gifts for the glory of God and I absolutely LOVE it!

In our series on Treasures of the New Birth, we’re exploring Romans 5 and 6.In every step of faith we take in our lives, we need to first know our unshakable foundation. These two chapters are the bedrock of a believer’s assurance where the treasures of “newness life in Christ Jesus” are found.

So, over the next couple of weeks, I invite you to read the 5th and 6th chapters of Romans. Taken together, they’re just 44 verses of Scripture. They’re aimed at the internal issues that are part of every Christian’s experience. Altogether, they map out the treasury of “this grace in which we stand”, a place of dynamic and continuous growth that God gives us through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. With laser-like focus, these chapters equip the church to be Christ-centered and Spirit-empowered.

Grateful for every guest!

A warm welcome for all worshipers is more than a core value here at Liberty ~ it’s a shared mission. In our Cafe Liberty half-hour from 9:45 to 10:15 AM, we love getting to see you and re-connect. We also like to have a “name-tag Sunday” on the 1st Sunday of each month, too, so thanks to everyone for picking up a tag and/or making a name-tag sticker from the supply (Sharpies and stickers) on the table for a guest with you.

Looking ahead…

3/5/24: Our 2nd of 6 weeks in our Men’s Bible study series is Tuesday, March 5th @ 6:30 ~ fellowship meal and 7:00 PM Genesis study. Welcome, guys for Week 2 with the first full session by Dr. Justin Jackson via online learning at Hillsdale College. An RSVP is needed each week for our meal plans. See Men’s group clipboard on the Connections Table or reply to this email to join us for our meal and fellowship at 6:30 Tuesday.

3/17/24: Ladies’ ministry event Sunday, March 17th – a sprinkle celebration for Linsey Hill and her little one ~ details in the Evite email to RSVP for this blessed time together!

Please note Easter season dates for our regular services (and Good Friday evening):

Palm Sunday – March 24th ~ Cafe Liberty @ 9:45 AM and Worship @ 10:15 AM
Good Friday – March 29th @ 7:00 PM in remembrance and recognition of the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus ~ Join us!
Easter Sunday ~ Resurrection of Jesus Celebration on Sunday, March 31st ~ Cafe Liberty @ 9:45 AM and Worship @ 10:15 AM

And an advance “save-the-date” ~ a church workday is being planned for Saturday, May 4th 8:30 AM until 12:00 Noon (outdoor and indoor projects)

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“We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, as we put our hope in you.”
(Psalm 33:20-22)

In His love,
Pastor Joe

Liberty Church
P.O. Box 295
Westminster MD 21158


Office: 410.857.4313
Pastor’s cell: 410.596.4096

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