Worship Ministry - June 2023
I am so thankful for the team of people that make every Sunday happen! They show up early to make sure everything is set up, turned on, and ready to go. They help run sound so we can hear our pastor preach the word of God. They run our screens with words of praise to our King. They help run our live stream each Sunday so those that aren’t able to attend in person can still be a part of our church family. They do all of this and more behind the scenes, for the glory of God and I am so thankful for all the work they put in to make Sunday worship go smoothly. Make sure to take time the next time you see one of these volunteers and thank them for what they do.
Also, if you would like to join this awesome group of volunteers, we would love to get you trained and plugged in. Whether you have lots of experience or none at all, we would love to talk to you about serving our church in the tech ministry. You can either talk to me or one of the volunteers to get more information.
He is our Shepherd
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:1-2
What great peace we can have when we rely on the Great Shepherd and not ourselves! The Lord knows everything about us, to a great detail than even we know ourselves. He reigns over all things, and nothing is beyond His knowing or control. His strength and power is greater than anything we could ever imagine. The Lord knows what is best for us, how much we need, and how much we can endure. Henry T. Blackaby writes this about the Lord being our Shepherd.
“Do you have absolute trust in your Good Shepherd? Do you value the nourishment that comes from Him more than any you might obtain from the world? Do you ever worry that God might be withholding from you something that you need? The psalmist was convinced that he would “want” for nothing. By his very nature, the Good Shepherd cares for His sheep and would lay down His life for them (John 10:11).
This is the peace we can find when we have “absolute trust” in God our King. Not that worry will no long be a part of our earthly lives, but it will not rule over our lives. Our lives won’t be perfect or sinless, nor without heartache, but trusting in the Lord will bring peace throughout all of that because our Good Shepherd will leave the ninety-nine (Matt. 18:12) to come and guide us through when we have gone astray. Seek the Lord, that He may guide you to “lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”
I love you, and I love serving this church!
Lyric of the Month
How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.