Thursday, April 17, 2008

Don't waste the 4th

We are coming up on the day (May 4th) when we celebrate what God has done and is doing at OBC. We move into Ogletown Exchange in just a few short days. I think the day will be one that will remind people of (1) God's goodness, and (2) our responsibility to wisely use the opportunities and resources that God has given us. With that in mind, I am calling on Ogletown to NOT waste that day.

How can you avoid that trap we might be tempted to fall into?
  1. Pray NOW that God will use that day, and come expecting to participate with other believers in praising God.
  2. Be a part of the celebration choir that will lead us in worship that day. Practice is this Saturday morning.
  3. Don't come empty handed that day. Bring men's socks and underwear so that we can generously serve New Castle County in general and the Sunday Breakfast mission in specific. I will clarify this on Sunday, but we are looking for CLEAN and UNUSED socks and underwear. I hope I did not need to clarify that, but you never know, do you? :-)
  4. Volunteer that day to serve the needs of our guest and congregation. The list of opportunities to serve that day and a sign-up list is available in the Welcome Center of the congregation.
  5. Invite friends and family to be with you as a part of that special day.
  6. Remember that on May 10th, we will be opening the Exchange to the community for a fun day. Invite people on that day to come with you as well.
Can you tell I am just a little bit excited!?