It is that time of year again, back to school. Everyone is busy getting new clothes and school supplies. Things are picking up here at the church too and I want to mention a few events that you will read about in this newsletter:
Hymn Sing and Rededication of the organ on Sunday, August 27th during worship (be sure to turn in your hymn request for that service)
LOGOS begins on Wednesday, September 6th
Rally Day is on Sunday, September 10th Third graders will receive their Bibles during worship on Sunday, September 10th
Lately I have heard a question coming from folks around the church, “Why is it taking so long to find a new pastor?” The process for finding a pastor can often seem tedious and lengthy, however it has been my experience that the process we have as a denomination works. Finding the right pastor for this time in the life of the church is going to take some time and the PNC is going to need our support as they carry out this important work of the church. What can you do?
Pray for the members of the PNC – Curt, Da’Lacy, Dan, Judy, Liz, Shoshana, and Tom. They are working hard to find the best candidate to present to the congregation. So, encourage them in the time and energy they are giving to the process. Lift them up in their work instead of focusing on how long the process is taking or asking when it will be over.
Pray for the person that God will call to serve as Pastor of this congregation. God will direct the PNC to that person, so pray for him/her as they follow God’s call in their own life.
Ask what God is teaching us during this in-between time. A church is not a pastor, a church is the people. Pastors will come and go in the life of a church, the congregation is what makes the church a church.
And one more thing you can do - - PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!
Grace & peace,