This past Sunday was a wonderful day of celebration and renewal for our church family. As I reflect upon all that we experienced I am reminded of the steps that brought the vision of the Stewardship Celebration into reality.
*Team meetings, conversations, emails, and texts
*Brainstorming, discussing, bringing different preferences, ideas, and curiosities into one conversation
*Being willing to listen and ponder together
*Inviting and recruiting others to use gifts, talents, and resources
*Staying accountable to one another and to the tasks
*Asking for help when we needed it
Psalm 121 was our guide in worship, and honestly, the Psalm has a refreshed meaning and call on my life.
Think about the progression!
*Name the journey - the obstacle, task, struggle, uncertainty.
*Invite God into the journey
*Once we do that we experience the encouragement of others!
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.
I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday! Certainly our journey continues!
October 17, 2022