Sunday, March 1, 2009
Lots of rain didn't hamper anything today at NHC.
I got to meet some new folks, many who have been invited by others in the church. And I'm still astounded by the growing numbers driving in from Columbia and Elizabeth City, especially on a day like today. Wow!
Our First Impressions team was over the top today. They were out in the parking lot with umbrellas assisting women and children to the church. With a major roof leak causing havoc at the men's room door way they stood guard with a mop, trying to make sure there was safe passage. Then, at 11:00 they were on top of seating situation, adding extra chairs. You all are great!
Our band showed how flexible they are in the first gathering, coming up with an extra song w/o warning and w/o music. The song selections went so well with the message about God coming down to rescue His people and how our lives are changed when we respond to His call. This series on Moses' story is jammed full of relevant life application.
Like most churches in the US, we're seeing the affects of the economy. Members are being laid off from their jobs; foreclosures are imminent for some. So it's necessary for the church to provide the support and encouragement that so many are needing right now. It's also a time for the church to see her mission to the community in providing hope and truth.
Don't forget to set your clock's ahead when you go to bed Saturday night!