Update from Pastor Glen – July 22, 2022
Hey Willow Park Church South. Just a really quick message to let you know about something really great that happened this last week and also a couple of things that are coming up.
Last week we had, I think it was 40 people, come over to our house to enjoy a barbecue. I was rocking the barbecue and just flames and smoke, just doing that kind of barbecue bit. It was great, but we had 40 new or new-ish people coming over, and a couple of leaders as well to connect with them. And it was just so encouraging to see how God, even though we’re going through an interesting time as a campus, joining with 33 and coming out of COVID, and it all seems to be all happening at once. There was just so many new people, and that was just those that came over that week.
So I want to encourage you, especially those of you who have been part of the South for a longer time, that God is really working. He’s drawing people to us. We’re excited about the fall. We feel like we’ve got a really robust group of people ready to kind of “land” again and get involved and it’s really, really going to be great.
So please continue to pray along those lines. Community is so important. I want to encourage you that if you’re not part of a regular community group or care group then to get involved in that because it’s just life giving. But it’s also important for us to give, and to not only generously give in our finances, but give in our life as well. That we connect with somebody who may need what you’ve gone through in their life. That advice is so invaluable. Your prayers, your connection, your availability, all these things that are so godly and good. The Lord is really doing something and we want to make sure that we give every opportunity for that in our lives. So if you’re not part of a community group and you want to be part of the community group, then please connect with Nick or Jenny or one of the team. We’d love to make that happen for you.
And also, be encouraged. God is doing some great things, preparing us to go back to the South this fall. And lots more details about that will be coming out over the next few weeks. So continue to pray.
We love seeing you on Sunday, I’ll see you this Sunday morning. Lots of really great things happening. Sarah’s leading worship and Luke is preaching and I’ll be shaking hands with people out at the front, which I love to do. But we look forward to seeing you then.