This Sunday at Plymouth will be our Annual Meeting. This is the time of year when we assess the events of the previous year and propose new leaders and ideas for the coming year. And I know in this upcoming year, the idea behind our covenant will be an important theme with Pastor Bill.
“We covenant with the Lord and with one another and do bind ourselves
in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways, according
as he is pleased to reveal himself to us in his blessed word of truth.”
Salem Church Covenant
Working together … with each other, with and for God. As Pastor Bill said last Sunday, it’s “no longer me, but thee!” We may all have to change our methods – change what’s been done in the past – to get where we need to be and where God wants us to be.
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each needs all the others. Romans 12:4-5
We have much to accomplish this year – a lot of “saying YES! to God …
True, like many churches, we have a financial deficit to overcome. But I hope our vision for the new year includes inviting new friends to join us, throwing our support behind our youth program and our mission projects and serving our community.
Romans 12:6 tells us that “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.” Romans 12:4-6 Well, we certainly have an amazing collection of talent within our church family! But that chapter goes on to say that while we have been given those abilities, “we should do them well.”
Here’s to … being one body in Christ, belonging to each other, needing each other and using our abilities well in 2011.