Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Newsletter 03/05/07

This week's newsletter article...

Not-so-Ponderous Thoughts

“Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God's Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present.” --Phil. 1, The Message

I cannot say “Thank you” enough to the folks who have helped our contemporary worship service come together, but I’m going to try. Thank you to:
John Daniels for his encouragement and support, for getting and “setting” our table, tireless posting of fliers, and great ideas about getting our message across.
Anna Stanley in her worship chair capacity for our outdoor banner, for great ideas and constant consideration for how best to put the service together, and for her leadership. And thanks to Anna and to Greg Ehrler and Sue Way for patiently listening to the worship team rehearse and running the sound system and powerpoint.
Lee Jones (and Geri) for helping us figure out logistics and “strategery,” for setting up the room, and for being willing to help in any way they could.
Dan Krautheim for the dogwood cross, reminding us that Christ sees the beauty in us and calls us to come to him as we are.
Five:19, our worship team, including Constance Sowers, Jeremy Ganey, Steve Stanley, Fran Krautheim, Britney Gatto, and John McLeod—your “joyful noise” sounds great and gives life to our worship.
Joyce Fulford and Betty Peterson, who took a barely formed idea and made a worship banner that perfectly expresses how Christ welcomes us to come…and it’s got shells on it!
Harriette Kirk, for lending us her artistic skills on the flyer, for sending out public service announcements and newspaper ads, for her good cheer and encouragement.
The UMYF for being good sports about sharing their time and space with this new service.
Thanks to Eric, for having the vision to start this service and letting me do pretty much whatever I wanted and needed to do to help make it happen.
And to all of you, for your prayers and encouragement, for telling your neighbors and friends, for your support and witness…keep it up! Small flyers (suitable for giving to friends, family, and neighbors) are available in the office, and ya’ll come any Sunday night to sing and worship with us.

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