This is the first in a series of videos that are intended to go along with our Lenten Devotional Practices for families of preschoolers through high school. I hope these will spark a discussion in your family that leads you somewhere interesting. Don't forget to snap a photo of your devotional time together and post it to social media with the hashtag #CTSLent. Don't forget to tag us - and follow us if you don't already!
GRATEFUL & THANKFUL
I transferred to Christ the Servant from another nearby church around 7 years ago. I came alone and was very timid entering a new place (I sat out in the car for a while getting the courage to come in). But once I entered, I was welcomed and put at ease. Everyone was friendly and made me feel part of the group.
I began getting involved in as many groups as I could to get to know people. The groups then became my family.
I love the Sunday services. They provide a time for reflection, learning, and beautiful music. It is a time not to be entertained, but a time to participate.
I love the people and enjoy the time we spend with each other as we worship, and as we reach out to others in need. I am grateful to those who step forward and teach, as we learn and grow in our knowledge and faith.
I am grateful we have such a wonderful staff to lead us: Pastor Jim, John & JT, along with Betsy who does a wonderful job in keeping it all running smoothly.
We learn (Sunday school, Bible classes), we work (Kairos prison ministry, feeding the hungry), we worship (not only on Sundays, but special Lent & Advent services), and we laugh (a lot!).
Thanks be to God,