Sorry for being slow on the updates… I think I’ve been under water with the flood at The Village (short version: pipes burst with the freeze, now the women’s hall gets renovated), and the planning for a new thrift store. That, and I preached four times this month rather than the usual 3 or so. Not complaining- the flood has resulted in our insurance renovating the only hall we didn’t renovate, the thrift store will help fund ministry for a long time, and the new series has proven fun.
Praying for David… who graduated from The Village and moved to Columbus, GA. I love doing this every few weeks during our services!
1. I enjoyed the “New” series (titled New) that we just wrapped. This past week was especially fun as we prayed for healing for several people and saw the Lord touch them.
By the way, if you prayed for someone- or someone prayed for you- and you would like to share how the Lord moved and touched, healed, helped you… I’d love for you to share this on Sunday in about 30-60 seconds. Let me know and we’ll give you a chance to speak.
Next week we’re going to run into a new series titled “Bible People.” It will highlight 13 stories in the Scripture that, if you know them, you can link together the entire narrative of Scripture. It will be a great time of stepping back and looking at the larger story from 10,000 feet or so… and it will run us right up to Easter.
2. Women’s study / roundtable coming. Here’s the scoop: The study will be at the ladies house at The Village, Deborah Bowles will be leading, and it will happen on Tuesday evenings beginning in February.
3. Over the next few weeks you’ll notice a few changes… changes for the good. You’ll see…
Announcements going on video… we’ll play them in our services and post them on the web.
New sound equipment… a generous friend gave us some money- enough to move from borrowed, pieced-together equipment (for which we have been very grateful) to a real sound system that will make a lot of things better and even easier…
New projector… that will be brighter and clear the stage from the apparatus we’ve been using…
Communication cards, offering envelopes, worship guides... a few printed pieces that will make things look more “permanent” and also enhance communication.
I’m looking forward to getting some of these things in place, knowing that people are more important than things… but sometimes “things” can be great tools for ministry.
We love you all. See you this weekend!
Andrew & Cristy
PS- again, let me know if you’d like to share a few sentences this on Sunday about our prayer time last week!