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Pastor Bill's Reflections
“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And
suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it
filled the entire house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:1-2
Hope and Peace to you all,
Read Acts 2:1-41
It is unbelievable that we are just a month away from an adventure for all of us
at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church. On May 30 our Sabbatical Program
begins. During my time away, I will celebrate 35 years of Ordained Ministry and
will also celebrate 6 years as your Pastor. During this journey for Lynne and me
we will be traveling to Scotland to seek out our Presbyterian, Young, and Graham
Scottish heritage, reconnecting with family and each other, and visiting the
Southwest (Grand Canyon and more). For me, as your Pastor, this is a time for
growth, reflection, study, and refreshment as we move into the next 5-6 years of
But this is also a time of growth, reflection, study, and refreshment for you all
as individuals and a congregation. Lay people and Elders will be filling in gaps
using there God given gifts. God has richly blessed Sneads Ferry Presbyterian
Church for the past 25+ years from a small gathering of folks in the 80’s to an
average of nearly 200 worshiping in 2016.
This Sabbatical period of May 30-August 21 will allow us all time to reflect on
the past and look to the future. You will be in great hands with the Rev. Dr. Jerry
Bron as he comes for those 3 months to minister with you. He is a long time
friend who is a very gifted preacher, pastor, and leader. He will inspire you as he
has me for many years and so you will not want to miss a Sunday with him.
During 2016 the Session and Congregation is also looking to the future. We
have been visioning for the next 5+ years as we seek God’s guidance to grow
spiritually in our walk with Jesus Christ. The Session has been reading together
the book “Sailboat Church- Helping Your Church Rethink Its Mission and
Practice” by Joan Gray. I would recommend it for all members. The idea is that
the church is like a sailboat allowing the wind and breath of God to move it
where He wills it, instead of a row boat where members row where they will. It
presents the model of the early church after Pentecost where they depended on
the Spirit of God to provide what was needed to do God’s work as a model for us.
It is our hope that by the end of this year we will discern God’s vision for us as
we move into the future and put that into a mission and vision statement that
will guide our ministry into the 2020’s. We are seeking to be in a divine-human
partnership, nurturing a relationship with Jesus Christ, being Holy Spirit
powered, living in prayer, shaped and guided by scripture, encouraging spiritual
leadership, transformation, and discernment. Our dream is that you will join us
in prayer and discernment as we walk this journey together.
- Adult Class - 8:30 AM
- Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
- Sunday School 10 AM
4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
- Fellowship Time after Worship
- Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM
- Recorder Choir practice - 12:20 PM
- Sunday, May 15
Child care avaiable
- Sunday, May 22
- Monday, May 23
Graduate Information Dealine
- Monday, May 30
Pastor Sabbatical Starts
- Sunday, June 5
We will welcome Dr. Jerry Bron
May,15 2016 - "Happy Birthday to You, Church!"
Today's scripture lessons comes from Acts 2: 1-21 Dr. Bill Young tells us how important the Christian holiday Pentecost is and how we need to embrace this time.
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