Before I get to the Worship Pastor matter, I wanted to ask you to pray for George and Grace Adams. Grace’s son David is 54 and has been living with them for ten years. His health has declined to the point that this past week they brought him home from the hospital and brought in Hospice. Yesterday afternoon, George and Grace were sitting on their porch when they saw smoke. Before anything could be done the home was engulfed in flames. David died in the fire and they lost the home and just about everything in it. Please pray as they are in their 80’s. Yesterday was Grace’s birthday and now they are faced with two major tragedies at one time.

This Sunday at 4:00 p.m. I am calling our church into a Church Town Hall meeting to discuss in full the Worship Pastor Search Team’s unanimous decision.

At this meeting we will lay out the search process and answer any questions regarding the person they sense God leading us to call. I realize it’s a Sunday afternoon but our Student Ministry has a vital Parent 411 supper at 6:00 p.m. and I wanted to have plenty of time to hear from you and share all the details of the process and allow student parents to make that very important meeting. I appreciate all the prayers and ask that you continue to pray as we seek to build unity in our decision. I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the countless hours of prayer, research and study this team has put into this process.

There is the story of the farmer out in Kansas who was scrambling to get his animals to safety as a hail storm approached. As he worked to protect his livestock, he noticed a duck sitting on a nest. The mother duck would not be moved. With hail slamming down on her she sat on that nest protecting those eggs – no matter what she was not going to move. The Psalmist, in Psalm 91:4, tells us that our Father will cover us with his feathers.

That mother duck was an amazing example of our God who no matter the circumstances spreads His wings over us.

Even the Adams, as we sat in the Emergency Room late last night, had a sense that God was watching over them and that He would give them the strength to deal with their situation. My friend, remember God’s Word and allow His feathers to cover you, and to live in the shelter of His mighty arms.

Impacting tomorrow today,

Pastor Carl