A Message from Your Council President

A Message from Your Council President

Beth Ford, 2019 Council President

It took Samuel three times, but he finally knew that it was the voice of God calling him. Samuel loved and obeyed God, but the first thing that he had to do was listen and hear.

The story of the little boy Samuel has been persistently in my mind as we move through our interim time together. The most important question that we pray to be able to answer is “What is God calling us to do?” Like Samuel, we love God, and we want to be obedient, but what does that look like?

The world, the country, the state, the city, and our little community are certainly not the same that they were when that seventy plus group of people left St. John’s and gathered near here on December 5, 1954. It is not the same as it was when our sanctuary was built in 1981 or when September 11, 2001 came or even 15 years ago when we were in another interim time. Many of the changes were completely unexpected. Some have presented us with challenges, and others have become exciting opportunities.

The call process is a time to be shared by our entire community. It is a time for us all to reflect and pray. How can we best worship, disciple, care, and serve while proclaiming boldly, serving joyfully, worshiping faithfully, and welcoming openly? What do you think that we do well? What God-sized ideas do you have?

Do you hear God calling our name? What do you think that God is calling us to do?


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