Gratitude

 In Pastor's Message

As many of you heard on Sunday, one of the interesting items I learned at General Conference is that every church member need to hear a “thank you,” at least one time per month.  So I’m using my space this week to write some thank you’s.   Expect to see more of this.  Today I’m focusing more behind the scenes.

Thank you to Miriam and Morgan, our faithful office volunteers.  Thank you to all the volunteers who keep our food ministries operating.  Thanks to Evan, Lisa, Tony, Terri and Joey who keep our buildings and grounds looking so nice.  Thanks to all of those who have already stepped up to help keep our church buildings clean and tidy.  Thanks to James, Wade, Michelle and Waylon who always say “YES” when I ask for special songs during our worship.  Thanks to Cleo and Joe who usher, operate our clothing closet and our pet ministry so wonderfully.  Thanks to Deb who keeps your pastor organized.  Thanks to Lori, Deb Y, Tricia, Al and others who staff our multimedia ministry.  Thanks to Lou who does our books for the church.  Thanks to all our faithful financial contributors to the ministry of Holy Cross MCC.  Thanks to all of our online viewers.  Thanks to each one of you who attends worship regularly.  Thanks to all the members of our prayer team who pray for the needs of our congregation every day.  This is just a sampling of the people who keep the ministry of Holy Cross MCC alive and well.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate each one of you.  Look for more “thank you’s” next week.  I’m just getting started.

I want to encourage you to attend an Affinity Group.  This is Dr. Gail Atchison’s big project for her time here and she has worked diligently to offer a wide range of group that appeal to the different demographic groups in our church.  This month we’re focusing on FUN – bowling, putt putt golf and other activities during which we can enjoy each other’s company.  Check out the schedule here in The GEM and make plans to participate.  Al and I may join you for several of them.

I look forward to seeing you here at Holy Cross MCC of Pensacola.  Come this Sunday and bring some friends with you.  Help us avoid the expected summer slump as we come together each with for our Sunday Worship Celebration.

May God bless you and may God bless Holy Cross MCC of Pensacola.

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