A church of vision is a busy church. Busy “ness” does not necessarily mean a spiritual church, but a spiritual church is busy - busy with prayer, Bible study, worship and gatherings of joy and fellowship. It is always my prayer that we fiercely maintain a joyous fellowship. When I first began my ministry, I worked in a church where the Senior Pastor told me one Sunday, “What we need is more funerals.” I remember laughing when he told me that, but as I look back, I think he had been through some tough times in a church that seemed to have “clogged arteries.” Everywhere I have gone to be a part of ministry, I know that my ministry has been good and fun, even joyous. I am grateful for the people who really “get” the freedom and grace God gives them. They seem to enjoy life more and you hardly ever hear them out of sorts with others. Let us move forward in our faith and love of Christ and be glad for our fellow members who help us when we walk through valleys and are also there for us to enjoy the triumphs of the journey. Thank you to each of you for being that for me and for one another.
If you would like to be part of the Caregivers Fellowship Group, email Bobbi Lutz. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send each one an invitation to the next meeting.
New Deacon nominations are still open. If you see someone who is in service of the Kingdom and want to nominate them, the forms are available for you to fill out. After you have filled out the form, place it in an Olive Jar or turn it into the office.
This Sunday I will be preaching from Proverbs 29:18, VISION 2020.