PASTOR BRAD'S PAGE
September 15, 2019
In this week’s lesson (Luke 15:1-10), Jesus tells two parables about things that are lost, a lost sheep and a lost coin.
Notice, even though the sheep is lost, it is still part of the shepherd’s flock. As well, the coin still belongs to the woman. Sure, it is lost at the moment, but it still belongs to her. Likewise, even when we feel lost, we are still part of God’s flock. We still belong to God.
Sure, there will be many times in our lives that we too will feel lost. Times that we’ll lose our tempers, lose hope, lose our spark or lose our focus. But even when those times occur, we will always belong to God’s flock. We will always belong to God.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Rev. Bradley A. Walmer,
a 2008 graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree and was awarded the 2008 Rev. Delores Berry prize for preaching. He was ordained into Christian ministry by the Lebanon Association of the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ on June 1, 2008. Prior to beginning his pastorate here at New Covenant on August 1, 2015, he served as the pastor of St. Paul’s Summer Hill UCC in Auburn, Pa (located southeast of Pottsville, PA).
Pastor Brad and his wife Michelle were born and raised in Lebanon County and now reside in the area with their dog, Barkley.