The Pastor’s Garage September 28th, 2017

This weekend is going to be a great service. Pastor Lindsay is speaking on The Armor of God from our passage in Ephesians. He and I were praying this morning about it and he shared some of his thoughts and where he feels God leading him and I am sad I am going to miss it. Please be in prayer for him as he prepares for this Sunday as well as being in prayer for the movie night they are having outside this Friday for youth group. His wife Stacey is also leading worship this Sunday and so please uphold her in prayer as well. Isn’t it wonderful having Lindsay and Stacey and family with us!

I will be in Kipling this Sunday at Andrew and Monica Switzer’s ordination service. We all felt it would be special if we could share in each others services, supporting and cheering for each other. My ordination service will be on the 22nd of October here in Grenfell. Merv Switzer will be sharing a few words, which is pretty cool since he dedicated me as a baby.

Normally, this Sunday would be communion, but I wanted to move it to the 8th because for a couple years now I have been wanting to have communion for a thanksgiving service. What could we be more thankful for but the work that Christ did on the cross?

Another opportunity to serve that I would like you to be aware of is the once a month service at the Pioneer Home. It’s a really important part of what we do as a church to serve those who cannot be here with us on Sunday, but it has been getting increasingly difficult to find someone to do the music part of the service. This involves leading 3-4 hymns from their hymn book. After the music I usually share a brief devotional thought. I am not only looking for people who would be willing to lead the music a few times a year, but for a person to be a coordinator to make sure that the music side of things is getting planned out. If this is something that you would like to join me in making happen, it would be great to hear from you.

Parenting takes up a lot of my time – and I love it! I can’t imagine life without my kids. One of the things that Liz and I have learned is how much our kids need one on one time with us. So we’ve set up a schedule so that each kid gets a "date" with mom or dad at least once a month. Kid’s need that one on one time to feel important, loved and maybe most importantly, heard. They need to feel that focused love from each parent, because let’s face it, there’s lot of other people and things that draw our attention away. Each time we do it we realize how good it is not only for the kids, but for us as well.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the fall weather. Proud to be your pastor and to serve this great church.

God bless,

Pastor Dave