Dear Friends ...
I am writing this following the service on 6th June when I spoke about being a community of God’s people. It’s so important during our vacancy period that we all pull together as a community at Reigate Park; we need to be a Team!
We can do this in a number of ways:
by praying for each other and for Reigate Park Church as a whole;
being friendly and welcoming to whoever walks through our doors, and I do not just mean on a Sunday morning.
working with each other to achieve our goals, which may involve us coming out of our comfort zones and perhaps take on a role or job that we had not thought about doing before.
My thoughts turn to a passage I came across this week from Joshua 14. This is the voice of Joshua saying: “Look at me! I am 85 years old and I am just as strong today as I was when Moses sent me out. I am still strong for war or anything else.”
We may not be going to war, but we do have a job to fulfil, and that is to make Reigate Park a community of God’s people who seek to discern God’s will in all we do both within our church building and in our community.
There will be a number of tasks/roles over the coming months to make our church attractive to a new Minister.
God has a job for all of us whatever our age and he will not ask anything of us that we are unable to do. He will equip us for the tasks ahead and walk alongside us during our journey. If someone asks you to think about doing something, take time to think and pray about it and hopefully the answer will be “YES” with God’s help.
[From The Record, July/August 2021]