Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

Hello Friends: 6.17.11- Seasons Change

Hello Friends,

Today I’m sitting at my local coffee shop early in the morning and, thanks be to the Lord, it’s sunny! I love the warm season that we are heading into. Those of us that call the Pacific Northwest our home know full well how much we “deserve” some nice weather. We’ve endured a lot. Of course, I make this sound like we’ve been through war, survived a natural disaster, or navigated a painful breakup.

In case you didn’t know this:  I tend to lean towards melodrama.

But seriously, does anyone else agree that our weather lately has been a real STINKER?!? Frankly, isn’t this aspect of our Northwest culture what keeps folks from moving here in droves????  So maybe it’s not all bad.

Anyway, my point is this: seasons change.

The Bible says in Psalm 30:5 that “weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” In other words, nothing is forever. Our last season of rain and cold may have FELT like it was going to be FOREVER, but thankfully, it truly is not. The same is true of what you may be enduring right now.

Your pain is not permanent.
Your hurt will not hang over your head indefinitely.
Your worry is not a pit to wallow in forever.
Your struggle is not set in stone.
Your Winter can and will become…wait for it…Spring.


Pastor John

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P.S. Here are some things to check out in the life of WSFC:

Moving on up: It’s that time of year when children are moving up in the world and may be switching classrooms or ministries. We will be making this transition on the weekend of June 25th & 26th. If you have any questions feel free to email our Children’s Pasor, Jake Poetzl at, our Middle School Pastor, Jonathan Lewellyn at or High School Pastor, Kevin Pruett at

Community Garden: We will be starting a Community Garden on WSFC campus this summer. We will use the food to help feed City Vibe, the Edgewater community and hungry families in the church. We will need assistance with planting, weeding, and harvesting, so join the Community Garden Team from June to October. Email Zach Tresch at

UNITED: Mark your calendars, Saturday, August 6th we will be taking church outside the walls of our building to have church at Riverfront Park! We invite you to spend the day at the park starting with Family Fest from 10am-4pm, hosted by Family Building Blocks. From 4-6pm we will have games and fellowship so bring the family out for a picnic and fun! Service will be at 6pm in the amphitheater. Please note: There will be no services August 7th.

1 Comment

  1. Megan Parks on June 20, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I’ve been attending WSFC for about 4 years now, I’ve loved this church but haven’t found the right place to connect. I’ve been struggling with transitions in life lately, and this blog was exactly what I needed to hear from God. Thank you for allowing God to speak through you.