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Weekly Announcements - October 2, 2022

God Hears You and Is With You
(Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4)

There are times in life when we ask someone a question, seeking advice that can change a situation, but the answer they give is anything but satisfactory. These past few weeks, I’ve been on the giving end of poor advice a time or two. Every once in a while, Sophia can be awfully grumpy right before bedtime. We’ve done everything in the book to get to her to stop crying and she just continues to scream. We’ve changed her, bathed her, fed her, cuddled her, and burped her yet she is still unhappy. In between the screams and the gasps, as we walk her and rock her around the bedroom, Kesley looks at me and asks questions, “How do we get her to stop?” and the answer to the question is far from satisfactory, “She’s just a baby and babies cry.”

Not the answer she was looking for.

Whether we like it or not, God can be on the giving end of those far-from-satisfactory answers at times. Habakkuk, one of those prophets we generally don’t spend much time with, was asking God a question and he had been asking for a long time. “O Lord, how long shall I cry for help and you will not hear?” (Hab. 1:2). Habakkuk was frustrated with the way his country was headed. What was once a strong God-fearing country, was now a country that was falling apart. Judah was constantly turning their back on God, seeking after other means to satisfy their desires. There was conflict within their own borders over which direction their country should go. Morals were lacking and truth was up to anyone to define.

Sound familiar? There are times when we can call out to God with a simple question. Whether we are frustrated with our country, our family, or the world at large we can cry out to God with Habakkuk, “O Lord, how long shall I cry for help and you will not hear?” But God does hear our prayers and they will be answered.

God’s response to Habakkuk is the same response He gives us today, “For still God’s Word awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end–it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay” (Hab. 2:3).

God says to wait, and He will come. God doesn’t forget His people and you are those that He knows. His presence is still at work and His love is still active. So, whether your week is chaotic or peaceful, remember that God hears you and is with you.


Your brother in Christ,
Pastor Zach Sarrault

 



Ordination and Installation of Pastor Zachery Sarrault (July 18, 2021):

Sunday was a great day at RLC! We celebrated the Ordination and Installation of our new Associate Pastor Zachery Sarrault. It was a beautiful service with a heartfelt sermon by his father, Pastor Joel Sarrault. Congratulations and welcome, Pastor Zach! Thank you to all who participated in this special day.


Pastor Sarrault Ordination and Installation

 

 

Pastor Zachery Sarrault Ordination and Installation Bulletin

 


From Pastor Zach (July 16, 2021):

Hey Resurrection Family!

Kelsey and I are finally here! We have finished up at St. Louis, seen family in Michigan, and moved into our new home. After all of that traveling and living out of suitcases, we couldn’t be happier to finally be back to something comfortable. Comfort is always something nice to hold on to. All of us have something that makes us comfortable, whether it be a family member or friend, a good book or fishing pole, a quilting machine or a wood shed, we all have our go-to comfort places. This is part of being human! We love comfort!

The thing with comfort is that sometimes we get too comfortable. We can settle in and tell ourselves that we never wish to see any change. “Life would be perfect if I could just stay in my recliner with Tom Sawyer all day.” Or whatever your comfort may be. Sadly, we know that this isn’t how life works. No matter how much we enjoy our comforts, ‘real life’ happens and it disrupts those little joys. But, is it ‘real life’ or is it God, calling us into His mission to do more than just the comfortable?

Jesus never led a life of comfort. From the manger to the cross and even the empty tomb, Jesus’ life was one of challenge and the uncomfortable. When one of the scribes declared that he would follow Jesus, all Jesus had to say was, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Matt. 8:20). Kind of an odd response, one that rightly scared away the scribe. Probably would have scared me too!

So, what does this mean for us? Are we supposed to throw away all of our earthly comforts and live lives of asceticism? Not at all! But we are called to know where these comforts come from and who our ultimate comfort is. In all things, comfort or challenge, our Lord and Savior stands before us, behind us, and beside us. As Jesus prepared His disciples for life after His death and resurrection, Jesus told His followers, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

There is our ultimate comfort! Not in our little hide-a-ways or indulgences, but in the One who has overcome all sin and who has promised us peace. Our comfort is in the faith that we have through Christ’s death and resurrection. Our comfort is in the kingdom of God that has already been given to us! That is a comfort that is never changing and never ending. No matter what God has in store the Sarraults in North Carolina, we know that the comfort of our Lord will always prevail!

In the comfortable and the uncomfortable, but always in Christ,
Pastor Zach Sarrault

 

From Pastor Jonathan (July 15, 2021):

There's a new face at Resurrection! Seminarian Zach Sarrault and wife Kelsey made it down to Cary last Monday, and soon-to-be "Pastor Zach" is already taking part in leadership team activities here at RLC. He will serve as Associate Pastor at Resurrection... meaning he will be working full-time in all aspects of ministry: preaching and teaching, visiting the homebound, discipling others, showing up at youth events, leading school and preschool chapel services, making friends in his neighborhood, evangelizing... and doing it all as one who is privileged to be an Under-Shepherd of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We are very blessed to have him and Kelsey in our midst!

Though the Sarraults hail from Michigan they know a little bit about our area already since Zach served as Vicar at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest from 2019 to 2020. At church you can find Pastor Zach in the Associate Pastor's office, next door to the main office on the left side. I look forward to working with Pastor Zach and seeing him welcomed as warmly by all of you as Juli and I were not so long ago! May God bless and further your ministry among us, Pastor!