WTUC Weekly Message for Sunday, April 22nd
This Sunday: Please come and support our High School Age youth, as they lead us in worship this week!
Steering Committee Following Worship
April 29th 10:55 Worship, Rev. Teresa preaching
May 6th 10:55 Worship, Rev. Susan preaching
“Optimism hopes for the best without any guarantee of its arriving and is often no more than whistling in the dark. Christian hope, by contrast, is faith looking ahead to the fulfillment of the promises of God, as when the Anglican burial service inters the corpse ‘in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Optimism is a wish without warrant; Christian hope is a certainty, guaranteed by God himself. Optimism reflects ignorance as to whether good things will ever actually come. Christian hope expresses knowledge that every day of his life, and every moment beyond it, the believer can say with truth, on the basis of God’s own commitment, that the best is yet to come.”
― J.I. Packer, (born July 22, 1926) is a British-born Canadian Christian theologian in the low church Anglican and Reformed traditions. He currently serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Email address for Rev. Susan Townsley and Rev. Teresa Sherrill: email@example.com