1 Peter 4:9
Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God's words; if help, let it be God's hearty help. That way, God's bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he'll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything-encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!
Radical Hospitality! This is one of the driving principals of our vision for Westminster! We're building on where we are already strong and as we get ready for the hot days of July, I want us to consider just a few of the genuine ways that we are already hospitable. Our hospitality begins before you even walk in the doors with the great efforts of our Property committee on our grounds that welcome you to the building. I offer special thanks to Tom and Georgene Arthur who have adopted the back entrance to the church and have worked almost on a daily basis to make it beautiful for the community to enjoy. Deep appreciation to Larry Skeries who designed our prayer garden at the front entrance and he keeps a watchful eye on this gift to us. I also thank Steve Grimm and Rick Gorman who give volunteer hours each week to mow the grass (it is growing fast this summer, have you noticed?) and trim those edges!
And then there is coffee! We have an amazing hospitality team who set up a flawless system which ensures that coffee is ready for you early on Sunday mornings and also made fresh for the contemporary service which begins at 11:15. So to those early risers: Marie & Dan Hills, Stewart Grapp, Kevin Andriano, Brenda Northey and Bruce Jacobs thank you! To our contemporary team: Alex & Kerri Powell and Mike & Angie Andrews, you are all appreciated!
Be generous with the gifts God gave you is Peter's command to us from his first letter, we are stronger as a faith community when we can be obedient to this command. The list can go on and on of all the ways we presently are generous and as we move forward even more steps towards deeper hospitality will appear! Pray for our implementation teams and reserve Sunday, September 13 on your calendar for our launch Sunday celebration, we'll have one service at 10 am as we worship together.
With deep gratitude and great hope,
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