We are breaking new ground this month at St. Paul’s! I mean that literally as well as figuratively. For those who do not know, the East District of the Texas annual Conference is building office space (great movie!) directly behind our campus. They have begun the construction process, and at time that can be messy. At the end, however, the new building will help our present campus, with a few new parking spaces if nothing else.
We are breaking ground in other ways as well. I firmly believe that building causes curiosity, and curiosity brings opportunity. So, we will be building, (figuratively) this advent season.
We are studying Jorge Acevedo’s new journey Sent. Starting on Tuesday, November 24, we will discover how, where, and why we are sent. This study will last 5 weeks, and is available for everybody. The time is from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Study books are available for 10.00.
We are having a Christmas party lunch on November 29th, (fifth Sunday). This will be a pot luck dinner, so bring a covered dish-preferably with something in it, and stay after worship for this time of fellowship. We are also having special services and programs throughout the advent season. Go to www.lufkinstpauls for information.
We are going to be excited and intentional with our evangelism this advent season. That can be outside our comfort zone and at times even a little messy or scary. But, in the end it will help us grow, numerically as well as spiritually. Isn’t that the reason we are members of this church? (The correct answer is YES!) When people ask “what is going on at your church?” (and they will), answer them with “we are breaking new ground, and we are building”.