Updated: Aug 7, 2020

27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit] intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:27-31




1. with or in proximity to another person or people.

2. into companionship or close association

Greetings my sisters and brothers in Christ!

Today my thoughts and my prayers have focused on what it means to be “together.”

“Together” we the people of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Light of Christ Lutheran Church have come “together” on a holy pilgrimage and formed the United Proclamation of the Gospel Parish (UPG) in Bethlehem.

“Together” the people of the UPG Parish have come “together” with the people of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church to join us on this holy pilgrimage during the global pandemic of 2020.

“Together” the people on this holy pilgrimage have been proclaiming the love of God with a larger expression of Christ’s Church on earth through the Northeast Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA.

“Together” this pilgrimage has led us to share resources; the gifts and talents of fellow disciples, the fac