The Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore.
- Psalm 121:8, NIV
These words from one of my favorite Psalms are often used to give comfort to those going on journeys. It has been called "The Traveler's Psalm." As summer comes to an end, most of us are finishing up our trips and vacations. Others of us may be traveling with our work or to visit a relative or a friend. This weekend I will be thinking and praying for someone who is leaving his home and coming to our area to join us as a part of our church family. The Rev. Brian Daoust has been called by our congregation as our new Associate Pastor to work with our youth and young adults. After months of searching for the person we believe God has led us to choose, Brian will be here this Sunday, August 28!
I hope you will make a special effort to be here so that you can meet Brian after worship and show him a warm, JCPC welcome. On Sunday night our Youth will have a special time to welcome Brian during their "Back-to School-Bash." This event kicks off the new school year for our middle schoolers and senior highs. If you are a youth, or you are the parent of a youth, or you know of other youth both inside and outside of our church -- invite them to come this Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. to have fun and meet Brian! We will also be meeting for the first time in our new youth space. It is not all the way finished, but you can get a glimpse of how it will be when they finish it in a few short weeks.
For Brian, he will be "going" from his previous church and "coming" to join us here. Please be in prayer for Brian and his family during this time of transition. And don't forget to show him a warm, JCPC welcome!
Prayer for Today
Thank you, Lord, for leading us to Brian and for leading Brian to us. As we begin a new journey together in youth ministry, we ask your blessing on Brian. We thank you for his many gifts in ministry that he will be sharing with us. Help us to support him in the coming days so that together we can make a positive impact in the lives of our youth and our world. We ask this in the strong name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.