There are days when I am overwhelmed by the serving nature of our congregation. Last week several of those days came in the same period. You came in good numbers to help our Children’s and Preschool classrooms be moved into their new and renovated spaces. You came to make sure things were in place in the Atrium for our first Sunday there for coffee, doughnuts and granola bars! You came in good numbers to worship in spite of blustery cold weather. One special group came on Saturday to make sure our parking lots were safe. Our custodians did a remarkable job getting our campus ready through clearing driveways, parking lots and sidewalks. I hope you will say “thanks” to all who worked so faithfully last week to get us ready for a great day today!
This coming Sunday we will continue our emphasis on “I Quit.” We will talk about our need to quit envying others. That may not be an issue for you, but it is for millions of Americans. Our economic system motivates us to want more and better “things,” and that is a good motivation. But there is a breaking point where that becomes envy and envy leads to sin. Let’s try to find that point on Sunday.
There are several “big days” ahead of us. In February you will get an update on how we stand on our Bridging Generations effort. Before you know it Easter will be here. We will dedicate this wonderful new facility in April. More details will be forthcoming.
We had a good number of guests on Sunday in spite of the weather. I hope you will take time to introduce yourself to anyone you may not know. I promise you it will make a difference in how newcomers see us!
Thanks for all you are doing in the service of our Lord,