What is Fortress?
Fortress is the church plant mission in the Killeen/Harker Heights community through a partnership with the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran in The Grove, Texas, and financially supported by Grace Lutheran and other congregations of Circuit 17. Shepherded by Pastor Gerry Harrow, Fortress seeks to provide a place of refuge in God's strength for people who are connected through fellowship, the study of Scriptural truths, encouragement in life, and eventually Christian worship.
January, 2018 Newsletter
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We hope you had a wonderful celebration of Jesus’ birth! What an amazing time of the year! A few updates… Fortress held its first Christmas Eve candlelight service and had 25 people attend. Singing carols together and considering how the light of the world, our Savior, became flesh is humbling and inspiring at the same time. We continue to do our due diligence on the Harker Heights property and at the time of this writing are crafting what we feel would be a fair offer. Your prayers concerning this are greatly appreciated!
No matter the past, time marches on! So… Happy New Year! Isn’t it interesting to think about what God has in store for all of us in 2018? The things we know for sure are that God’s plans will be completed and that we are called to be faithful witnesses to the people around us! That is our prayer for Fortress in 2018. Here are some key areas that we are going to focus on:
What is God calling you to consider for 2018? Who has he put in your life to share the Good News? I look forward to hearing your stories!
Thank you again for your support and faithfulness to God’s mission through Fortress. God continues to open doors for us to help, support, and care for many people in His name!
Please pray for the following:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Joy and peace,