Reflections on Faith and Community
In this blog, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.
Andrew S. Odom
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! (Psalm 150:6)
Sunday was such a fun day. Our single service of worship was so exuberant, with music from our talented praise team and organist. We also welcomed our guests from the Ouachita Men’s Ensemble, a reunion group our Director of Music Ministries David Hays has been part of for many years. They were incredible!
And then we moved to the Tennent Hall to assemble bags of food for Kids Against Hunger, an organization that uses volunteers to assemble highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice casserole meals and distribute them to starving children and their families in 70 countries through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide. I am told that together we assembled 26,400 packages, each of which contains 6 servings. That means we provided a meal for 158,400 people. What a Sunday it was. I am so grateful to everyone who was able to stay and be part of this unique project. I also want to extend a special thank you to Bill Severin, who made this day possible through the use of the memorial for his wife, Susie Severin. I can’t think of a better use for it.
This coming Sunday, we will be talking about labels. As you walk through this week, pay attention to the labels we use and how we use them. When do they help? When do they hurt? I look forward to seeing you as we discuss the one label that is truly worth having. See you Sunday!
Published on 09/03/2019 @ 7:26 AM CDT