with Danny Dodd
It is another super Sunday morning! And there is simply no better way to spend it then with you in worship. Thank you for prioritizing your morning to be here to celebrate our great God together.
Last week we lost two incredible Levy ladies—Peggy Mitchell and Carol Ruggles. I never had the opportunity to really know Peggy, but I know of her, her husband Dub and what they meant to this church; how they served God together faithfully for years here. Their legacy and influence assuredly remain with us. Certainly we continue to pray for Donna and all of the Mitchell family as we praise God for Peggy’s final journey home.
We also are praying for Laura Frost and her family in the death of Carol. Carol was a personal inspiration to me—as I watched her battle cancer. She faced it head on with faith and a brave spirit. She was here with us in worship until she physically was unable to attend—encouraging us through her health struggles. She will be missed for sure, but now her disease no longer has any power over her and she is free to praise God forevermore—as is Peggy. As Scripture teaches, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants” (Psalm 116:15).
Our Harvest month activities continue today with special guests, Greg Sublett and Keith Lape. They will be reporting on their ministries—Silver City Church and River City Church—during class time in the auditorium. Everyone is invited to join them.
And next week is Harvest Sunday (October 28)! This is our big day. Please keep praying for God to bless this harvest! Your generosity is always amazing and I anticipate God working though us again to do more than we can ask or imagine. Our guest speaker for both class time and worship is Daniel Napier. Daniel has extensive mission experience with past resident mission work in Croatia. Currently he is teaching Bible at Austin School of Theology in Austin, TX while preparing to go back to the mission field to work with refugees in Greece. Daniel has also served as a guest teacher at the Baltic Family Camp. He will certainly bless us! Also—do not forget about our all-church potluck luncheon next Sunday after worship!
God values deacons in his church (see 1 Timothy 3:8-13). Currently we are served well by such special servants at Levy. I appreciate each man who gives of himself in this way—you guys are a blessing to us! Soon we will start the process of adding more deacons—beginning November 1. More specific information about this process will follow, but please begin prayerfully considering those men who may desire to serve the kingdom in this way.
I love you, church!