Sunday, April 17, 2011
Easter is Coming
Last Sunday I asked the congregation at Greytown if they could organise a banner to put on the fence for the Easter services. This Sunday I arrived and - there it was!
One lady said it brought tears to her eyes - seeing the banner that used to be there every Easter up again. I hope and pray that this Easter will be a time of resurrection for this little community - but I don't know what their long term prospects are. Methodist ministers are in short supply and cost money.
We had a local preacher from nearby Dalton take the service this morning. There were 36 people (because I was just sitting I could count!) I am starting to know the regulars.
My immediate challenge - to take it easy and not to drown the congregation in my newby enthusiam. To listen and watch carefully to see what Jesus wants to do. To find some pastoral work to do during the week.
God is always good.