I want to express thanks for the wonderful welcome you have given me and my family. The first worship service and the gift of a beautiful stole were a tremendous blessing. The ice cream social was a fantastic time to get better acquainted with many of you. The renovated offices have been a marvelous bonus, too. I’m very fortunate to serve as a pastor at Lovely Lane UMC.
Now I have tried to spend my first month learning about the exciting ministries at Lovely Lane . . . and there are many! The Capital Campaign team has been working hard to move to the final stage that includes foyer and sanctuary improvements. This group is anxious to share their progress after worship on August 26. The Trinity Lane Preschool move to St. Ludmila is also well underway. The new site will be up and running this fall. I was impressed with a recent site visit to the new place. Many people have been working hard to make this transition possible. Additionally, I might lift up the completion of Vacation Bible School and the fun theme, “Rolling River Rampage.” It was great to see so many people step forward and assist children in the church and community.
Moving ahead to the fall, I’m looking forward to Sunday School resuming as well as many of the study groups normally available. I am eager to lead the Adult Explo group on Wednesday nights with an additional time tentatively scheduled for Sunday nights. A participant could join the study on either night.
It is a great time to be in ministry at Lovely Lane. Pastor Jenny and I are filled with enthusiasm as we continue to learn about everything going on and the numerous ways we can further the great ministry taking place.
A scripture reading I have been reflecting on at this time is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (NIV) Relying on the Lord, I joyfully carry forward with each of you. God is so good! A Thousand Blessings to each of you! Scott
P.S. Huge thanks for wearing nametags on Sunday mornings – so helpful!