Pastor’s Page

Pastor Wackett

*Pastor’s Letter

Dear friends in Christ, 

Sharing from a Facebook friend: 

Last week a young Amish man named Steven was killed in a mill accident here in New Wilmington, PA.  Steven, left behind a wife named Mary, and five children under the age of 13, and one on the way.  I asked my Amish friend Teena what would happen to the family.  “How will they financially make it since the Amish do not carry insurance?”  Teena answered, “The church will take care of them.”  The church, in an Old World Order Amish group, is the entire community.  “We are the church! We will all pitch in and help her until her sons are grown and can financially support her if everybody gives a little, she will have a lot.” 

Today, I stopped by Teena’s and she asked me what the weather is supposed to be like on Saturday.  I said it was going to be cool, but dry.  Teena said, “Good, because at least ten teams of men are going to Mary’s house to plow her field, winterize her home and barn, and get her a winters supply of coal (to heat her home) and wood (for her to cook with).  The women are all going to cook and bake to help feed the men who are taking care of Mary’s farm, and bringing food for Mary to have enough all winter.  I’m glad that it will be nice for them.” 

This is community. 

This is church. 

When there is a need, it is taken care of.  Not by a few but by all. 

We all need each other. 

May we all live in thankfulness to God for each other and work as the community to carry on His mission.