Rev. David L. Kruse
Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, in whose service we are all involved. What awesome and wonderful God we have.
I am (retired) Rev. David L. Kruse (PD for short). I am a son of Russell and Uarda (Jacobsen) Kruse of Conrad, Iowa. I have been married to Rev. Annette K. Ruhs Kruse for 39 years. We have 3 children, and 3 and ¾ grandchildren.
I am most humbled and excited to be here in my “home” church to be your pastor. As time goes on, you will come to know me better as I become more familiar with you.
I will be sub bus driving, selectively, for Benton Community, and have applied to North Linn and CPU as I have driven bus for 43 years as part of my servant ministry to the children, school districts and the families.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My phone # is 712-249-2528. The phone is on 24/7. I would rather be called 7 times when someone is in or going to the hospital or some other type of situation that I need to know about or pray about.
In His service,
Pastor Dave (PD)
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, in whose service we are all involved.
Wowser, what a summer it has been, and it is almost time to start getting school things together and the teachers and bus drivers all have their business to do too before the beginning of school. Baseball, softball, wrestling competitions, VBS, Pickle Days, Church in the Park, Ice Cream Social, blessing of the back packs, family reunions, and vacations, I thought this was supposed to be the “lazy, hazy, crazy, days of summer” as Nat King Cole sang.
Pastor Annette says “hi” to everyone. She is very busy with her 4 churches and will be meeting folks as time permits. She is her own secretary etc. But she is liking the challenge.
As I stated earlier it is summer. Are you taking time for some R&R? With everything that has been going on, it is hard or maybe you like the driving beat of an action filled summer before the North wind blows and we become hermits again. Let’s talk about rest. Been doing much of that lately? Or is that some resistance I’m feeling in the air? If so you are probably singing another song usually in a minor key, with a heavy rhythm, hard driving back beat and lots of volume enough to drown out all those comments from your family, close friends, and even your doctor urging you lovingly to slow down a little and smell the roses. Sure, is easy to keep putting that off, isn’t it? After all there is work to do. And your to do list isn’t nearly accomplished. And you haven’t reached your quota of activities this month. And there are folks depending on you. And if you plan to get ahead in this world, it’s going to require a two-ended candle and a ton of energy. And…..and….yup I know, I know. How do I know? I hear the same thing in my head. “Be responsible, Press on, A job ½ done is never done, you’ll rest when your dead, Work hard, They needed it yesterday.”
But, I can no longer ignore the summer season in my life…nor can you. If God our Father considered this planet needed several months of summer, I have come to believe that we His children are equally in need of refreshment and rest. In His love letter to us (The Bible) He says: Hebrews 4:9-11 “There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be careful to enter that rest.” We are to be diligent to enter rest. Now, we don’t become lazy. God is first and foremost talking of mental rest, a quiet confidence in our living Lord Christ Jesus. The Summer season symbolizes this and so much more. So, rest in His arms when you have that moment. You deserve it. God says so. See you at Family Reunion Sunday (Church @ 9:00)
In His Service,
Pastor Dave (PD)