This weekend our church celebrated its 125th anniversary. What an amazing milestone! The weekend began on Saturday morning with a presentation about the beautiful stain glass windows. A very dear lady in our congregation gave the history of the families that donated the windows and explained the symbolism in each one. She did a wonderful job pointing us to God who is the ultimate provider for all that we have.
God’s faithfulness to this congregation was repeated over and over as the history of the building and all the obstacles that accompanied that were mentioned. From a shotgun house of worship that was shared by three denominations to this beautiful structure that is now on the grounds, we see the generosity of God’s people and the faithfulness of those who went before us providing this generation with so much.
Former pastors joined us. It was a beautiful reminder that it is God’s house of worship and not one man’s church. One of the former pastors and his family came to our home (the manse) to see what had changed since they had lived here. It seems that there were far more pecan trees in their backyard and far less room that we have now 🙂
Today we had a joint Sunday School where Eric highlighted God’s faithfulness to keep His Word in front of His people throughout history. He highlighted Martin Luther and challenged us that we, of all generations, who have God’s word so easily accessible to us, should be the ones who read it the most and know it the best. Yet we as a society are the most illiterate about God’s word. Easy access seems to have made us lazy.
We worshipped together, and then like all good Southern church goers, we ate a huge meal together! Thanks to these Amazingly Gifted Ladies!
A few of the ladies are missing from this picture- no doubt they are running around helping others. As always, the luncheon was beautifully done and a sweet time for members and visitors alike to fellowship with one another.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning.
Great is thy faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23 )
May this church be a herald of God’s goodness and faithfulness to one another, to the community, and to the world for many, many more years to come!