Since 1894 the first Monday of September has been celebrated as Labor Day in America. Originally a time to celebrate the American worker and labor movement, today it’s more about cookouts, vacations, family gatherings, and shopping. Whatever you’re doing, I pray you have a really good day. While you’re at it, give the Lord thanks for this great nation and pray those you know who need a good job.
While there is no holiday to celebrate them, today I’m thankful for all who faithfully do the work of our Lord. Those who labor in His fields and serve week after week and year after year. They are a blessing to our church and to our country. While their recognition may be limited down here, it is definitely noticed in heaven. While there are some meaningful rewards down here, their greatest rewards await them in glory.
I also want to say “thank you” to everyone who helped make Sunday such a special day at FBC. The deacons, musicians, first impression and welcome team volunteers, preschool volunteers, media team, staff and others I may not even know about – you did a great job. THANK YOU!
Several people mentioned how touched they were by the Common Loaf Lord’s Supper experience. There were moments when the congregation’s singing was as loud and moving as it’s ever been. About 10 people volunteered to help with our children’s ministry. It was a good day!
Pastor Steve Hogg