|Posted on June 10, 2010 at 11:52 AM|
Greetings to all. This past Sunday evening we gathered together as a local assembly to re-open and rededicate the newly renovated Fellowship Hall. We shared a wonderful evening together beginning with a delicious meal prepared by a handful of the ladies. Missionary liason Mary Ellen Barge gave us an update on the Petersons who continue to serve in the Phillipines. We were challenged by the Scriptures around the themes of Faithfulness, Focus, and Fellowship and then we recognized the faithful handfull of folks who have remained steadfast in this little congregation for many years. We also took some time to recognize the workers who labored on the renovation project. We enjoyed dessert together (a fantastic cake made by Amanda Canapp) and spent the balance of the evening talking and reminiscing with each other. This evening capped several months work done to fellowship hall. By God's grace we were able to complete the entire remodel without incurring any debt and the building looks fantastic. It is also much safer and more functional than it was before with brand new wiring, appliances, lighting and counters. We hope to have some pictures posted soon so those of you who are at a distance can see the finished product as well.
We look forward as a congregation to the summer months ahead and the opportunities and challenges they will present us with. We always have a good deal of visitors during these months as folks come to visit beautiful Lancaster county.
On a bit more personal side of the pastoral update- I just had my wisdom teeth removed and I am currently recovering. I am planning on starting a young adult Sunday School class as early as this month and I also hope to be able to connect more with some of the younger familys in our congregation. I plan on meeting with some parents and our Sunday School teachers to see if we can improve our ministry to our smallest members of the CBCG family as well. The men's fellowship is scheduled to meet at our house this coming Monday and I am looking forward to a great time together with the guys. I will be serving them one of my culinary specialties so hopefully they will come hungry and leave happy!
Continue to pray for one another and look for opportunities to serve one another and to share the love of Christ with those around us. Let's lift Him up because He has lifted us up. Have a blessed week. ~ In Him~ Pastor Sam