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By Rev. John B Telyea
Emanuel Lutheran Church 

Pastor Teylea's Letter


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 9:57am

“I (Jesus) have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

For me, this month has been anything but peaceful. I have changed jobs, moved away five hours away from my family, and moved to Ritizville. While I would love to say I did it flawlessly, sadly, that is not true. At times I allowed the pressures of this world, the self-imposed pressure to be perfect, to cloud my judgement and I forgot what is important.

Peace is not some state that we reach in life, but it is the accepta...

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