Thought for the week:
This week has been busy to say the least, but as I study the scripture, I find myself wanting to spending time at Christ’s feet so that I can then go do the work God has called me to do. I was reminded of God’s endless love as one of my favorite scriptures popped up on my Bible app – 1 Corinthians 15:58 (CEB) – “stand firm, unmovable and excel in the work of the Lord always, because you know that your labor isn’t going to be for nothing in the Lord.” This is the same scripture that I have on my pendent on my necklace that also has my dad’s fingerprint on the other side. Just like my dad, I want to grow deeper, be strong and have a faith that is immoveable and work enthusiastically for the Lord. I hope you find comfort and encouragement when you take time to sit with God in your life. God speaks to us in different ways, even thru apps on our phone!
One of my goals is to start being a better communicator. With being a part time pastor, time becomes a constraint when trying to make sure tasks are accomplished. This goal of mine for a pastor’s note each week is to include what is happening at the church, where people can serve and who someone might need to go to and contact to learn more. Know that my door is always open, but you all run different ministries and sometimes we don’t know which person we should go too.
This week, I want to bring attention to Melinda “Mike” G. She is one of our Praise Leaders and our connectional ministries coordinator and with a wonderful team, it includes everything from prayer requests outreach, connecting with new visitors and making sure the hosts and greeters list is filled. If you feel like connecting, helping or serving on this team, contact either myself or Mike.
Next Sunday on the 9th we have the Gateway Dinner, being held at Crossroads. It’s from 4-6 and it includes crafts, songs, and dinner. If you would like to know more about the dinner and activities, please contact Cecil.
And in the past couple of weeks in worship, I said that my hope is that I want you to have encounters with Christ and to feel the power and presences of the Holy Spirit so that you might be transformed and ignited to go and transform the world. Every week we gather on Sunday morning as the church, the body of Christ. I love spending time with our church family. It is a highlight of my week and I very much look forward to it. And though it is a fun and enjoyable time that we may have together it is much more than just a social gathering. It is a gathering with purpose. God calls us together, so we can give God glory and honor. We do this by joining in fellowship with other believers, singing songs of praise, living in God’s Word, encouraging and admonishing each other, and through teaching and learning biblical truth together. Psalm 34:3 says “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” If we plan our lives and gatherings around this verse, our purpose is clear: magnify the Lord! Our goal every week is to consistently focus towards God’s glory and to exalt Christ’s name together as his church. It is my prayer that we would all have a strong desire to exalt the name of the Lord together – not only Sunday morning, but every day. Join us this Sunday in magnifying God together!
Grace and peace,