May 2018

 

New Life

“He asked me, ‘Human one, can these bones live again?’” “I said, ‘Lord God, only you know’” “He said to me, ‘Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, Dry bones, hear the Lord’s word! The Lord proclaims to these bones: I am about to put breath in you, and you will live again. I will put sinews on you, place flesh on you, and cover you with skin. When I put breath in you, and you come to life, you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:3-6, CEB)

I am so grateful to everyone who has made our “At-Home” mission a very fruitful week. Our focus has been the physical up-keep of the building on the second floor in our educational area. Basically, we have taken the oldest part of our church and put some new life back into it! (I am writing this in the middle of the week that we are actually doing this) We have removed old pieces that are no longer used, discarded some, and put some in the garage sale for this fall. We have reorganized storage rooms. We have installed a new access to our roof for repair purposes and sealed a leak in the roof itself. We have cleaned out and cleaned up several of the classrooms. We have painted and painted and painted. We will replace some ceiling tiles. We have strengthened our West entry way with new and very sturdy braces. And we will clean, clean, and clean again.

And already, after just a couple of days, one can see an incredible difference! But there is another difference that’s more important. The reason this work has begun is that we have added a children’s Sunday School class and a youth Sunday School class to this wing of the church. We also have a young adult class that has recently started meeting there again.

New Life is being breathed into our life and ministry as a church! And we can give glory to God, who I feel is moving among us in many new ways, like the presence of God that speaks to us and inspires us in our worship services, or with the lessons learned in our Sunday School classes, or with the love of God that is shared with the children and their parents at our Wednesday Well program. God is breathing new life into you and me! This is the life that gets us out of bed in the morning and reminds us that there is a purpose for each and every one of our lives. So, let’s be inspired by God and breath in some new life!

In Christ’s footsteps we walk,

Pastor Roger