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May Music Notes

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Church Family,

 I want to encourage you to continue to pray for Pastor Jason and his family as they seek God’s next assignment for them in ministry.  As Pastor Jason shared when he resigned, he has felt for some months God moving him from Oakhill to another place in ministry.  Myself, our lay Elders, and our personnel team all agreed with Pastor Jason about this and unanimously supported his search for the past several months.  Pastor Jason is waiting on the Lord to provide a new position that best suits his ministry calling.  What we need to do is continue to pray for God to guide Jason in his search.


I also want to encourage you to please be in prayer as we seek for the one that God has to be our new worship pastor.  I have begun the search process and will be working with our elders and our personnel team as we follow God’s direction.  In the interim time Jeff Thornton will be giving direction to our 2nd and 3rd services and Troy Rhinefort will be leading us in our 1st service.  Please pray for these men as they step up to help while we are waiting on the Lord to lead us to our new worship pastor.

I love you and I love being your pastor,

 Pastor Alan

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April Pastor's Points

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Well Spring has finally arrived!  I am so thankful for this season of new life.  Trees and flowers are budding, the grass is getting green, and the temperature is rising.  We see a revival of sorts as we look around and see signs of life from trees, plants, and grass that just a few weeks ago seemed lifeless.

My prayer this spring for us is that we too would experience a time of spiritual
revival as well.  Maybe for some it will be a time of new beginnings, rededication, or renewal.  I know personally I am asking God to do a deeper work in my life. 

Recently I came across an ancient prayer that was penned by Hilary of Poitiers who lived from AD 310-367.  He writes…

The chief service I owe you, O God,
is that every thought and word of mine should speak of You.
The power of speech which You have bestowed on me
can give me no greater pleasure
than to serve You by preaching Your gospel.

But in saying this,
I am merely expressing what I want to do.
If I am actually to use this gift,
I must ask You for Your help –
 ask You to fill the sails I have hoisted for You
 with the wind of Your Holy Spirit,
 inspiring my mind and my voice.
 I know that I am often heavy with stupor,
 so that I am too lazy to speak of You.
 And I do not spend sufficient time studying Your Scriptures,
 to ensure that my words conform to Your Word.
 Give me the energy and the courage to share the spirit of the apostles,
 that like them I may truly be an ambassador of Your grace.

We live in a world that desperately needs to hear of the life-changing message of the Gospel.  And, they will only hear if we will make it our aim to fulfill our role as ambassadors of Christ.  Lord give me the desire and energy to be an ambassador of your grace!!

 

I love you and I love being your pastor,

 Pastor Alan

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