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Sunday, July 16, 2017

07162017 Letter to Emmanuel Lutheran Goodland KS

When God spoke to Jacob in Genesis 35:1-3, God was clear, Jacob was moving because God wanted Jacob to listen to Him and worship Him.  It is my prayer that I am being faithful to what God desires for me and my family as well.

On July 13, 2017, via special delivery, I received the documents issuing a divine call to me to become the Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran – Export, PA.

Upon prayerful discernment and conversations with family and friends, I have decided to accept the divine call extended to me.  My effective date for my resignation at Emmanuel Lutheran – Goodland, KS is August 15, 2017.

What does this mean?  It means Michele, Sarah and I will be moving to Pennsylvania.

How soon?  This is yet to be determined.

Why?  Because I am listening to God’s voice in my life and what is best for my immediate family of Michele and Sarah and my extended family in Virginia and North Carolina.

What can you do?  Pray for Emmanuel Lutheran – Goodland, KS as they seek to find a new shepherd.  Pray for Emmanuel Lutheran – Export, PA as we transition and they welcome me as their shepherd.  Pray for Michele, Sarah and myself as we move from Goodland, KS to Export, PA.
The last nearly 7 years God has worked and it is my prayer that we as individuals and a community stand up and face the evil that clearly continues to pound we Christians.

May we because of the grace, peace and love of Jesus Christ, be able to face tomorrow and trust in the offer that Jesus Christ clearly and emphatically makes with His willingness to go to Calvary and die in order that we might have eternal life.

I love each of you and will keep Goodland in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

Yours In Christ,
Darian Lee Hybl

Please see below the letter read after worship July 16, 2017:

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Dear Saints of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Goodland, KS:

Greetings to you in the name of our risen and ascended Lord, Jesus Christ!

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, I received a package via FedEx special overnight delivery that contained in writing the Official Documentation extending a divine call from the saints at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Export, PA to serve as their pastor.

I have responded to Emmanuel Lutheran Export regarding the receipt of their divine call and also informed the following:

·         LCMC
o   Pastor Steven Lein (Pastoral Ministry Coordinator)
o   Pastor Dave Fisher (Colorado LCMC Liason)
·         NALC
o   Bishop John Brodosky
o   Pastor David Wendel
o   Pastor Dennis Beckmann (Dean of the Great Plains Mission District)
o   Pastor Alden Towberman (Dean of Mid-Northeast Mission District)
o   Pastor Ken Hohag (Dean of the Rocky Mountain Mission District)
As you know, I currently am under call to you the saints of Emmanuel Lutheran-Goodland since September 21, 2010 and my installation on October 23, 2010.

After constant prayer and prayerful deliberation seeking God’s will, conversations with family and friends and determining what is best for my wife, daughter and family both in Virginia and North Carolina, I am returning your divine call issued September 12, 2010 and accepting the divine call to Emmanuel Lutheran – Export, PA effective August 15, 2017.

Thank you for the opportunity to be ordained here, preach and teach about what Jesus Christ did on the Cross of Calvary, administer the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion and the joyful opportunity to love every one of you as the children of God you have been created to be in His image.

As this transition takes place, I ask that you please keep the council and leaders of the church here at Goodland and my family, Michele and Sarah and myself in your thoughts and prayers during the coming days, weeks and months.  This is an opportunity for unity behind the Gospel of Jesus Christ love and respect for one another as Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

May God’s Word sustain each of us during this transition and may we clearly hear, proclaim and imitate our Lord Jesus Christ Who inspired Paul with these words, “Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Darian Lee Hybl

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fwd: Cultural Preaching July 12, 2017


Is God your king? How to Change Our Culture; Does relationship trump religion?
Welcome to Cultural Preaching
July 12, 2017
I apologize.  The wrong sermon was attached in the first distribution this week.

Welcome to this week's edition of Cultural Preaching. I am honored to share this resource with you. Know that I am praying for all who receive this email with gratitude for your service and faith.
 
This week, the "Preaching" section includes a sermon calling us to make Christ our King. In "Pastoring," we explore ways to change our culture for the Kingdom. In "Personal," we discuss the difference between religion and relationship.
 
In addition, I tweet on current news occasionally throughout the day. I invite you to follow me @JimDenison.

Preaching

My sermon for this Sunday asks whether God is our King or our hobby. In the words of martyr Jim Elliott, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." I hope the message will be helpful to you.

Pastoring

In conjunction with this week's message, my booklet titled How to Change Our Culture may be of interest. Here we explore the moral state of our nation, compare America with ancient Rome, examine our Founding Fathers' views of church and state, and discuss practical ways to use our influence to advance God's Kingdom.

Personal

I am reading through Isaiah and have been amazed by the parallels between ancient Israel and contemporary America. One example comes from Isaiah 58: "Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?" (v. 6). The people thought that their religious activities and legalism guaranteed their relationship with God. They were tragically wrong.
 
We must always value relationship over religion. C. S. Lewis explains why: "If individuals live only seventy years, then a state, or a nation, or a civilisation, which may last for a thousand years, is more important than an individual. But if Christianity is true, then the individual is not only more important but incomparably more important, for he is everlasting and the life of a state or a civilisation, compared with his, is only a moment."
 
God measures Sunday by Monday. He views us not as a container of his blessing but as a conduit of his Spirit.
 
We know that this is true. But pastors can nonetheless be tempted to believe subconsciously that our souls are healthy so long as we are doing our jobs. If we are preaching and teaching God's word, leading God's people, serving in God's name, we must be right with God. Or so we think.
 
You and I cannot give what we do not have or lead people where we will not go. The best way we can serve our congregations is to serve first our Lord. Care for your soul and the Lord will care for your church.
 
Let's close with this observation from Frederick W. Robertson: "It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth."

It is a great honor to share this ministry with you. May the Lord empower and encourage you as you serve him today.
 
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Rev. Darian L. Hybl

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