Together with you in worship, service for Christ, and fellowship these past 2 years, I have been praying with you for the Lord’s clear guidance and provision of just the right person to be the next called and installed Pastor here at Faith Presbyterian Church. Mark your calendars and plan to attend Sunday worship on 17 February where our Pastor Nominating Committee will introduce Pastor Sam to you, who will be preaching the sermon before being excused for a vote of church members for election as Pastor. The PNC will share the projected timeline for the arrival and installation of the Pastor as it takes shape.
As church members personally ponder what God has in store for them individually and corporately as the next chapter of the life of the Faith Presbyterian Church family begins, here is a piece from Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics by Marsha Sinetar upon which I’ve been meditating and now commend to you:
“To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless. More than just a few find their most valued selves despite the risk, although the majority seem to be…people who don’t wish to make any trouble—not even the kind that’s expected. The majority shrewdly stay dull to what in them is life and has meaning. A few brave souls, however, do look within and are so moved by what they find that they sacrifice, from then on, whatever is necessary to bring that self into being.”
I am with you on the ongoing spiritual quest for vibrant and worthy life personally and corporately.
Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isa. 43:18-19
Faithfully, Yours in Christ,