April 2015

April 15th is looming around the corner and I have not filed my taxes as of 3/22/15.  I don’t usually take this long to file but there have been mitigating circumstances that have held me up.  I am mindful what Jesus said when asked about taxes, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17).  I have no problem rendering unto God but I struggle with rendering unto “Caesar.”  So, pray for me that I might render in a timely fashion. 
Have you noticed that our worship services have taken on a vitality that is contagious?  The Holy Spirit has been most evident in all parts of worship and I attribute that to prayer and a new energy that has erupted in our music ministry. 
We are blessed with tremendous talent in our church and that is most evident in our 10:40 & 11AM worship services.   
I am thankful to be surrounded by a wonderful ministry team who recognizes their gifts and talents and is obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. 
May the peace of Christ be with you,
Pastor Hawkins