Our Pastor
 Kathy King
(507) 382-2483

September 2022
A message from Pastor Kathy...

Community
 

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I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith Romans 1: 11-12

Friends, we find ourselves back in the “ber” (or is that “brr”) months of the year: September, October, November, and December. As we move into another fall season, thoughts of leaves turning, field harvesting, and sweatshirt wearing come to mind. I like fall. I like the cooler days but days when fall flowers hang onto their blooms as long as they can.

We just finished the third of our parish-wide services; opportunities for us to worship as one community in each of our churches. It was a time of coming together to share fellowship and to continue to build our parish community. It’s a slow process when we are making new friendships, but it is how Paul so badly wanted to be with the Roman Christians—to come together so that they could mutually encourage one another’s faith. That is what’s begun in our parish-wide worship services. We gathered to worship together in one another’s church homes. Each individual church family shared their spiritual gifts of welcome, nurture, and hospitality. The blessing of being together, makes us stronger in the work we do in our communities and in the example we are to our communities around us. We are the body of Christ, working together to love neighbor and create disciples. And in our gathering, we have encouraged one another’s faith journey.

I am encouraged by all that you do to support one another, to support your church, and to support me. I am blessed by you as I look forward to my final Course of Study classes that will conclude in September. I want to thank each member and each church body for all you’ve done to make my completion of Course of Study possible.

I hope you can join for our last parish-wide service on October 2nd at the Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm for our World Communion Sunday worship. Our past Pizza Farm gatherings have been beautiful fall days. If it should rain that day, there is protection from the rain in the “barn.”

Continue to encourage each other! It is Paul’s advice to us. May it be so!

Pastor Kathy

About Pastor Kathy...

 

Kathy King serves as the Pastor of the Prairie Lakes Parish - a three-point charge consisting of the Blooming Grove, Janesville, and Waterville Evangelical United Methodist Churches.

Pastor Kathy lives in Janesville with her husband Jerry and their three four-footed girls: Beatrice, Mocha, and Winnifred.  Kathy and Jerry have three sons - Clint (and Julie), Jeremy (and Tiffany), and Aaron (and Trista), eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. 

Pastor Kathy has a degree in English and Communications and is more than 3/4 way through the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship Course of Study for Licensed Local Pastors. Kathy has a heart for the rural church and the relationships made possible through the example of love shown through Jesus Christ.