|Posted on January 25, 2010 at 9:29 PM|
Well, again I come to the website and stand amazed that it has been so long since I have posted a Pastor's Update on it. We have now departed from 2009 and entered 2010 ! With the New Year I guess I have the opportunity for a new start if you will be so kind. My resolve will be to post much shorter updates and yet to post them more often. Let's see how I do this year shall we?
For starters I would like to bring you up to speed on where we are now as a congregation. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel in repect to the renovation of Fellowship Hall. I would say at this point we are within 4-8 weeks of total completion. This week the cabinents should be ordered for the kitchen portion of the hall as well as the appliances! We enjoyed a good holiday season with special Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years services. The unity and care of the body here for one another and the hospitality shown toward visitors continues to be a source of blessing to my heart as a pastor. We are trying out observing "Hospitality Sundays" every 6- 8 weeks or so. These are special Sundays on which we encourage fellowship in individual homes in lieu of our PM worship service. So far these seem to be a real encouragement and edification to the body.
Personally my family celebrated our son Sterling's first birthday in December and then invited both sets of inlaws (outlaws) to our house for Christmas dinner. It has been a busy couple of months as we deal with the cold and flu season with the children and still seek to open our home up for ministery and fellowship opportunitys. We are looking forward to springtime!
In parting, I would be remiss not to bless and praise God for all that he does for us continually both individually and corporately as a body. He is SO GOOD! Oh magnify the Lord with me and exalt His name FOREVER!!!