Pastor’s Paragraphs: June 03, 2016

Vacation Bible School week is one of the most significant weeks of the year for our church and for children. Most of us adults remember the enjoyable week in VBS when we were children. Sometimes when this week rolls around each year we forget the excitement it is for children. More importantly, some of us might overlook how urgent this week can be in the spiritual life of a child. Many children get more direct information and influence spiritually in those five days than at any other time of the year. Some of these who will be here next week will not be in Sunday School regularly and have little or no spiritual direction in the home. I would also say a sincere word of appreciation for the leadership in all areas of VBS who have been working hard for weeks to get ready for next week. So let me urge you to pray right now and each day through next week for our children and leaders. We expect it to be a super week!

Join me in expressing again our appreciation to Ricky Solar for his eleven plus years of ministry with us and for his preaching when I am away as was the case this past Sunday. We wish for him and his family the very best as he steps into a new venture in life and ministry. We are confident that his influence upon students both as a Christian teacher and coach will be significant. Don’t forget the Reception for the Solar family on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

Mark McLendonOn the day I am writing this article, it is Mark McLendon’s eighth anniversary as part of our Ministry Team serving our students. We are blessed by his innovative spirit and spiritual commitment to give the very best to our students and their families. I trust you will share a word of appreciation to him as he begins another year of service with us.

As we move into the summer months, I encourage you both to be faithful in attendance and offerings. Expenses in God’s work do not go down in the summer and neither do the Lord’s blessings. They are just as urgently needed in July as December. He does not withdraw his blessings from us and neither should we forget Him just because of the season.

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