Pastor’s Perspective (January 2016; Volume 5, Issue 1)
A new year, a new view, a new opportunity – this month is going to be a turning point setting the stage for whatever God has in store for us at LCF. We must pray for epiphanies – those enlightening moments brought to us only by the grace of God.
Next week, the new Transition Team will be setting up the Congregation Assessment Tool, an online questionnaire which will give a reading on our style, priorities, and other important information. All confirmed members and active recurring visitors are urged to take a few minutes to have your views included in the mix. The window for completing your opinions will be less than two weeks, but we will offer assistance for those having trouble with the technology. Pastor Sara Anderson, Associate to Bishop Hazelwood, will lead us in a discussion of the results on Tuesday, February 2. Mark your calendars now for that important time together. I cannot overemphasize the importance of this step in the transition process.
Meanwhile the usual winter activities of our parish life continue. Worship services, education, service projects described elsewhere, property issues, and the like all bring us together in various ways. I hope to see you at many of these. And looking ahead, Ash Wednesday is February 10.
Finally, a personal note: I wish to thank all those who sent warm holiday greetings and well-wishes. Having barely gotten acquainted and yet such depth of appreciation and concern – I am most deeply touched. Thank you all. See you soon.
Grace and peace,
Pastor Ed Sproul, Intentional Interim Pastor