Message From The Pastor

A Message from the Pastor

What’s Happening? What is going on? There seems to be a new energy among us. For the first time in over a decade our attendance has stabilized and is even growing slightly on the average. Attendance in Sunday school has improved. Our Wednesday Bible study has grown by one third. A new Bible study for men is on the cusp of beginning. New combinations of soloists, duets, and trios are beginning to support our traditional choir. No sign up sheet is being circulated for fellowship hour but we never lack food. People are greeting one another a bit more warmly and we are smiling more. What is happening? Maybe the group that gathers each Sunday morning to pray for our worship is having its prayers answered. Maybe we have added new activities and the new energy is contagious. Maybe God has simply blessed our faithfulness. ‘For everything there is a season” says the author of Ecclesiastes. Perhaps what had been a season of decline is fading and God is giving us a season of prosperity. I don’t pretend to know why things are brightening, but I am enjoying it. Let us keep doing everything that we are doing. Now is no time to let down. Let us continue to be creative and faithful. Who knows what blessings God has in store for us. What is happening? God is blessing us. Praise be to God. God bless you all, Mark