|Posted on May 29, 2009 at 11:24 PM|
Well..... sheepish greetings to you all. I cannot believe how long it has been since I have been able to post a pastor's update! Some of you must have thought that I had passed on to my eternal reward by now. Fortunantly or unfortunantly (depending on your viewpoint) that is not the case. What has transpired is that my family is now moved into a new home and we are still sorting through the boxes and trying to figure out where all of our belongings are! In the meantime a lot has been happening at CBCG which you ought to know about as well. First and foremost we have appointed and confirmed a new elder, brother Mel Eby. I am delighted, humbled and honoured to serve jointly with brother Mel in the human aspects of shepherding the Lord's flock here in Gordonville. He brings a compassionate heart, a level head and a testimony of spiritual leadership to the eldership here at CBCG.
We are also in the process of nominating and confirming a Deacon or Deacons to serve the body here. We will be having a congregational meeting on June 14th to discuss this further. Please pray that the Lord would grant great wisdom to the congregation and elders in the selection process of this man or these men.
Renovations have begun on good old Fellowship Hall! Right now it looks like a disater area as we have nearly completed the "demo" stage. Much work remains to be done, however it is begining to take shape and I am very excited to see what the "new" hall will look like.
Tourist season is upon us and we look forward to who the Lord will bring our way this summer. If you have just happened to stumble onto our site and will be visiting Lancaster county this summer or fall please feel free to drop by for a visit. Better still contact us via e-mail and we will even help you plan your visit if you like. If you are a friend of CBCG or a member why not invite some of your friends and aquaintances from elsewhere to come to Lancaster this year. We would love to get to know them.
In our worship services we are going through the book of I John on Sunday mornings and it has truly been an encouragement to my heart as well as a challenge. I look forward to several more opportunities to study this wonderful book together with you. In the adult sunday school we are prayerfully contemplating beginning an introductory study on apologetics (defending the faith). We may begin this in July and run it through August. Please pray with us concerning this possibility. We were greatly challenged by a message from Ken Ham at a local fundraising banquet a few weeks ago and believe that this series would be timely and appropriate in these perilous and deceptive times.
Some of our young people have completed a scale model of the Old Testament tabernacle in sunday school and we are looking forward to having them share it with us during a special Lord's day service in the near future. We will be sure to get some pictures and post them on the site as well.
Well I could go on and on, and I am sure there is much that I have failed to mention, but I will bring this update to a close. I will do my best not to take so long before posting a new one this time. Now which box is my toothbrush in? LOL