From Pastor Bob's Desk

     We are nearing the end of summer and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for cooler weather! In the

church, we are busy getting ready for another year of service. Our Nominating Committee is busy trying to fill

vacancies for the next year. I want to put in my encouragement for you to consider saying “yes” to a position.

     Ephesians 4:16, reminds us: “We are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head (of the church) even

Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint (you!) supplies, according

to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” In other words,

if we love the Lord and love each other, we are going to serve in the church and do our part….Church is not a spectator sport!

It is a team sport.

     If you have never done it, let me challenge you to pray about coming forward to volunteer for a spot. It has been my experience

that the boards here are very participatory, encouraging everyone to be a part of the process and if you are new, to know that they are loving and patient as well.

     This passage tells us we grow in love when we serve and the Body grows as well. Everybody wins. It also gives you a greater

appreciation for the effort that goes into making things go well here – so that church is a good experience for all. There are many

dedicated people who have made this place a constant witness for Jesus.

     I hope you will prayerfully consider looking into volunteering for a board or, if you like, to let board members know that although

you don’t want to be on a board, you would certainly volunteer for short-term projects. Together we make this place a good place to be.

                                                                                                                                                            In Christ’s Love, Pastor Bob

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