Pastor’s Message – March 3, 2020

Feet In the Present, Eyes on the Future
This week I have been at an annual meeting of the Board of Ordained Ministry to interview candidates for ministry. Some of these candidates have recently completed their theological education and are entering full-time ministry. Others are coming before us for ordination after serving in local ministry. I’ve had the privilege of chairing these interviews for four years. One of the greatest joys of preparing for this year’s interviews is that I have been training the person who will take my place as interview chair next year. No matter how much I’ve enjoyed the past few years in this leadership role, I am equally joyful to plan for its
In the local church, we are called to do good work right now while also planning for the future, ever thankful for what God has already done. One of the ways we are planning for our church’s future is to revamp our visioning team. This group has done great work in recent years, and now we’ve assembled some who previously served along with new members. The group is smaller than it previously was, and the love for our church at our first meeting this year was so heartening. Our feet are in the present while our eyes are on the future, which makes my work in the present so much easier. I look forward to your hearing more from the team as our work continues.
I am grateful to be walking with each of you through this Lenten season!
                                                                                                     all good things to each of you.
Pastor (Dr.) Darian
Lectionary Texts for March 8, 2020
Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm 121
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17
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