How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in Christ Jesus, the Word! What more can he say than to you he has said, who unto the Savor for refuge have fled? The hymn, How Firm a Foundation was written to help us remember that God is with us always, supporting us and lifting us up to be as God would have us be in the world. It is not an easy position to have as a Christian, but God gives us the foundation to stand on and secures for us a steady cornerstone.
Moreover, the promise we have is that this groundwork will NEVER fail. There is no way that a foundation built by God could ever crumble. With Christ as the cornerstone and built on the apostles and prophets, God’s building will stand forever to unite us as one.
Ephesians 2:9-22 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-place for God.”
However, this promise of a foundation that will last and be solid can only come from God. We have learned that when we put our trust in human formations, they will surely fail. In fact, we are in the midst of a failing foundation. Not one built by God, but one built by human hands.
Therefore, over the next months, we will be seeing some construction happen at All Saints to, hopefully, secure our building foundation and set us on a right path (or, at the very least one that does not shift any more than it already has). The budgeted cost of the project is $150,000, which the congregation approved, along with the project, during a special Congregational Meeting July 16.
Your patience is appreciated as we set about to make a firm foundation once again.
In addition, we appreciate your monetary gift to the project. Our goal is to raise the $150,000. You can give online or make your checks payable to All Saints and put Narthex Foundation Project on the memo line or from the link on the right. We give thanks to God for the solid faith foundation Jesus secured for us and we give thanks for skilled workers who can help when foundations shift.
Pastor Bonnie Gerber