Happy Labor Day! I hope you all have had a safe weekend and wonderful holiday.
If you attended the congregational meeting on August 30, you heard an inspired presentation from the new building committee; specifically Tom Traylor and Jeff Arnold. Among all the impressive information they shared, one statistic was met with a collective wow. This committee has logged over 2,000 hours of service for our congregation. I am reminded of St. Paul's words to the Romans:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. -Romans 12: 1-8
Here is a picture of this sacrificial group cheerfully offering their bodies in the service of our Lord:
Prayer for Today
Thank you Lord for the labor of others who strive to serve you! Help us to remember to be thankful and to share our gratitude as we all work to be your faithful disciples. Amen.