Friday, October 18, 2013

Passion...

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(The inside of our church worship area)

My heart is grateful tonight...

We had our annual stewardship dinner tonight at church... It was a first for us...

It started out with wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting... Hello??? such a treat for this stay at home mama... who really doesn't get out that often:) 

It was a sweet time of getting to fellowship with people, such a treat for me because on Sunday mornings, life is so busy for me, and I feel like I am chasing the kids around a lot of the time... so it was like a little gift to be able to sit and visit with members, and even hunt down specific chocolates for some of the older ladies... FUN!

Honestly, I marvel at how the Lord brought us to this place.... we are so blessed!

As our Senior Pastor shared before the stewardship speaker, my heart was almost ready to burst... it is an exciting time to be a part of this church... Within a 3 year time span every single person in staff leadership will be new... from the senior pastor, to the associate pastor (greg), to the youth director,  to the DCE, to the music person, to the principal, to the executive secretary... all of them... leaving either through retirement, taking other calls or jobs, and 1 through death....

While all of those people will be missed and are dearly loved for their work here... There is so much excitement... The passion for reaching the lost with the Gospel of Christ was spoken loud and clear by our head pastor.  You can not help but be fully on board with someone who is so sincere, caring, excited, and clearly shares a passionate vision of reaching the lost with the Christ's saving grace.  It was exciting...

So again and again... the faithfulness of the Lord shines through as we embark on this new ministry here... I am amazed at God's goodness in bringing us to this place to do ministry! 
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This is the historic chapel of our church... It was built in 1863 and is what I get to look at everyday our my front window... It is a beautiful building used now for our Ethiopian, Pakistan ministries and for weddings in the cooler months of the year.  BEAUTIFUL!

1 comment:

Tesha Papik said...

Wow the church is really beautiful! SO glad to hear you had a wonderful time:)