The Pastor's Ponderings is a weekly note from one of the pastors that is sent to the congregation. If you would like to be included in the list of subscribers to the Ponderings, you can subscribe here. Current subscribers wishing to unsubscribe can do that here as well. The latest Pondering is below.
You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. - 2 Corinthians 9:11-12 (NLT)
This past weekend was commitment weekend here at Glen Mar, and many of you have been faithful in your giving of time and resources so that we can be fruitful as a church. I just wanted to say “Thank You” on behalf of the church. We are giving thanks to God because of your generosity and by making Glen Mar amazing. Because of the generosity of many, Glen Mar continues to be fruitful in changing lives and serving the world.
I give thanks to God for many of you whose lives have been touched and changed by God’s grace. I know there are some who have a church home now because of the grace they have experienced through many of you. I know others have been formed by grace as they serve in missions or in other areas of our community. I know others who have taken greater steps of generosity because of God’s grace calling them to be disciples.
I mentioned Sunday that generosity is connected to gratitude for God’s grace. I am grateful for the ways God is working through all of us being faithful to God together. I am grateful for many of you who give of yourselves sacrificially. I am grateful for God’s abundant grace in Jesus Christ which calls all of us into ministry together. There is nothing we can’t accomplish without God and each other.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! - 2 Corinthians 9:15