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"Many, I am afraid, think that being a Christian is primarily just a personal individual thing, like something that will benefit me. Even a church can be a very selfish venture if it is meant only to enhance the members. A congregation is not a religious club run for the benefit of the members."

Hope Lutheran Church in Plainwell exists for the sake of those who are not its members. That you may agree with what I have just said with all your hearts and minds, doesn't mean you are done. You need to live it out on a daily basis. The need to rethink your purpose and mission is a never-ending task. We can forget or we can tend to drift into aimlessness, just keeping the machinery functioning. Or we can get caught up in details, or just in getting ready to get started on our purpose.

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