How many of us worry about things that might never happen? Why are our worries about negative things? My Mom was a super duper worrier. I asked her one time why she worried about whether one of my nephews would get a steady job - why not worry that he'll obtain a great job with good pay! Are you a worrier?
I tend to worry, too, but not about so much. My main worry now is how to keep our congregation together. On Sunday there were 24 of us. For a while, there were 30 or more each Sunday. So, I worry. What can I say to bring the people of our congregation to our services? How long can we continue as a congregation without more people taking on roles and more importantly raising their hand or calling and volunteering? How long can we survive without a minister? Will our furnace give out during the winter? What will we do if people don't come back to Aylmer United when we finally reopen? Will there be enough at the Annual General Meeting for us to even hold it! Lots to worry about.
So I ask you - and I really want to know - if you belong to our congregation, why are you not supporting those who put in hours each week to organize our Zoom Sunday services? If you are reading this message online, then you are capable of "coming" to church. And just think - you don't need to put on your coat, boots, etc., or find a place to park! In the comfort of your own home, you can join the service!
On February 7 following the service, after a quick break, we'll be holding our 2019/2020 combined Annual General Meeting. Can we count on you to be there!
So tonight as I pray, I'll do so for our congregation and, as I always do, for God's help to keep our congregation together.
God bless each and every one of you and your families,