July 24, 2016

The Shepherd's Corner

THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

I am surrounded by servants. Every corner I turn at this church I meet servants—those who wash the dishes, those who clean the church, those who take the time to pick up those who need a ride, those who practice and prepare for service, those who come and fix whatever is broken or out of order, those who paint and arrange the followers, and those who pray for us. I want to say, thank you!

Today I want to say a special thank you to a group of men and women who have worked with me closely—the deacons. Thank you for loving Jesus and fixing your eyes on Him through every decision we made. Thank you for being patient with one another and by doing that, you have become an extension of God’s grace. And, thank you for your support to Pastor Steve and me.

I also would like to use this opportunity to welcome a group of men and woman who have said, yes, to the call to serve as deacons. Like your predecessors, you also demonstrate a servant’s heart. You, too, have said, “I am not worthy and I am not able.” But, you did not stop there; you went on saying, “I am willing.” May God bless you for your readiness to serve and may He bless your service.

Last but not least, I would like to thank you, who understandably said, no, to the title as deacon, but, yes, to the function of deacon—serving. I know you meant it. I trust your decision and I appreciate your continued commitment to serving Jesus. I am blessed to have you! And, the whole church is blessed because of you.

Corrie ten Boom says, “The will of God is either a burden that we can carry or a power that carries us.” Whatever the will of God is for us, let it be the power that carries us.

Pastor Paul

More Shepherd's Corner Articles

The Shepherd's Corner - November 01, 2015
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER I hope you all could come and join us in our Thanksgiving retreat. But, I know for some of you physically it will be almost impossible to go. I understand but I will miss you there. Your absence serves as a reminder that we cannot continue doing the things we used to [&hellip...
Read More
The Shepherd's Corner - June 21, 2015
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER Like many other things in life, fathering is not an exact science. There are rules to follow but abiding by these rules do not necessarily guarantee the expected results. Conversely, violating these rules do not always bring about negative results. Gordon MacDonald, current c...
Read More
The Shepherd's Corner - January 23, 2022
How much have I given? You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 I feel that we all want to see and experience God, but sometimes it may feel like we haven’t heard from God or sensed God for a long time. There are probably instances where […]...
Read More