Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus crucified and risen from the dead! Happy year of St. Paul! May the Holy Spirit cry out in our hearts "Abba! (Father!)" (Gal 4:6). This year, in the month of April we commemorate Holy Week, Easter Week, and the beginning of the Easter season. These events are the culmination of our faith! Jesus suffered and died for our sins, and rose alive from the tomb victorious over sin and death. Praise Jesus!
St. Paul proclaims: "If we have died with Christ, we believe that we are also to live with him. We know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no more power over him. His death was death to sin, once for all; His life is life for God... Sin will no longer have power over you; you are now under grace, not under the law... The wages of sin is death, but the
gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rm 6:8-10, 14, 23). Praise God for His gift of salvation through baptism into Christ! May we accept this gift by faith and live a life of loving
sacrifice for God and our fellow man!
In this year of St Paul, we at Presentation Ministries have many excellent retreats to help you grow in your faith. All our retreats and materials are given for a free will donation:
- April 17/18 (Friday night & Saturday) - "Living in Reality" teaches us God's revelation about life and death.
- April 20-23 (Monday through Thursday) - Study St. Paul's letter to the Romans.
- April 24/25 (Friday night & Saturday) - "Who am I in Christ" helps us to understand how God sees us, and explains our role in life and why we are here on earth.
- May 14-16 (Thursday night to Saturday afternoon) — Forty Hours Devotional retreat. Spend time with your family and with Jesus in the Eucharist. Camping is available.
Call Betty at 937-587-5464 for more retreat information.
Many thanks for your love and prayers, and for all you do for Presentation Ministries. Come, Lord Jesus!
Your Brothers in Jesus,
George Schmidl, Jerry Cappel, and Mark Schuermann
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
April 1, 2009