From Our Worship Pastor, John Talley:
Happy New Year!
After the year 2020 we are certainly welcoming 2021! Whether
you are a New Year’s Resolutions person or not,
self-evaluations are important. It’s easy to forget what happened and move to the future, but not celebrating the past or learning from experiences is missing a huge opportunity for growth! And, as the pastor pointed out in last week’s article
– some really good things happened in 2020!
When evaluating the year and changes you want to incorporate, remember to include serving! There are tons of ways to do that…including at FBCTC! Contact the church office or any minister to find out how to get involved serving.
Here is a partial list of service areas: Greeters: 2 per door needed each Sunday (6 total)
Ushers: 4 needed each Sunday
Tech Team: 6 minimum needed each Sunday – includes lights, sound, projection of lyrics, AV production including cameras & Livestream
Band & Singers: We rehearse during the week and early Sunday preparing to lead in worship
Kid’s Ministry Check-in: Help to securely check in kids before Bible Study and worship times
First Steps Meal/Mtng: Typically the first Sunday afternoon/early evening of each month
Adult Check-in: Before Bible study time each Sunday
Youth Check-in Sundays & Wednesdays: Help to check in youth before Bible Study, worship and Wednesday evenings
Food for Jam on Wednesdays: Youth ministry provides a meal before their worship and teaching time each week
Maybe 2020 was a significantly challenging year. Remember to continue to give thanks to God, especially in tough times. One of my favorite songs is, Blessings, by Laura Story. I included it at the top of the FBCTC Worship Playlist in Spotify.
We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things
What if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thess 5:18
Thank You, Lord, for 2020. Happy 2021 to us all.