Charity is a shelter in Jesus Christ welcoming all into faith and fellowship, and preparing disciples for meaningful service in the world through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Charity is a place for healing where changed lives are gifted and empowered by the Holy Spirit and released to serve in the community for the glory of Christ.
Oaks of Righteousness
The Lord God would say to you, Charity Lutheran, that I am with you.
And I have made you to be a terebinth; You are an oak in the midst of time.
Where there are storms upon the land,
Even as the storms come across the prairies with fierceness,
I have called you to be an oak in the midst of this time.
And to stand, and to stand, and to continue to stand.
For you are a shelter -
You are a haven to many that I will draw under your mighty branches.
I have established you; and I have planted you.
I have raised you up from a seed and made you strong in my might and in my power.
And it is for this time, and for the days ahead that I have called you
To be in this place.
For the storms will continue to come,
But I am with you;
And I am your strength.
I am the source of life that runs through you;
For you are My oak of righteousness.
And I am with you; and I will stand with you,
And no one shall take you down.
For you are My tree,
You are My oak,
You are My terebinth, Says the Lord."
For prayer and meditation:
To proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion;
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of gladness
instead of mourning, and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.