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July 8, 2012

From the Pastor,

As most of you know, last week my friend Elwyn and his family spent the weekend with us. Following the service, we spent some time together and he shared some of his thoughts with me, and there was one thing in particular I really wanted to pass along. He said, “I was really impressed how all you had to do was go up there and preach.” He couldn’t believe how well everything ran, from the people playing music, doing communion, running the sound, recording the sermon, teaching in Sunday School classes, serving in the nursery, etc. I said, “All that was in place before I got here, so it has nothing to do with me.”

I shared with him how it goes much deeper than just Sunday morning. We have people putting in a lot of hours to see VBS go well this year. We have people during the week who take care of the grounds. We have people who have been committed to helping my wife during her pregnancy.

All of this made me feel very thankful for our body for two reasons:

  1. I really appreciate how well our body works together and gets along. It’s a huge blessing to pastor a church where the people get along so well and there’s an absence of conflict and egos.
  2. I’m very thankful for the high percentage of people we have involved in different areas of the church.

If you aren’t involved in the church, I’d encourage you to pray about how God would use you. If you want to help with VBS, be sure to let Julie know. If you’d like to be on the nursery schedule, tell Amy Booker. One of the best ways to be involved in the church is to join us for prayer Wednesday mornings at 6:15am in the choir room.

Unfortunately, since the pastor is the most visible person in the church, he usually receives the most attention, but for any church to serve God well, there have to be a number of other people involved and that’s definitely the case at WCC.

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