January 19 eNote from Pastor Jeff

I am in Kearney, NE where United Methodist Pastors from Kansas and Nebraska have been called together for an annual meeting, so I’m going to keep this week’s note short.
Over the course of the week, we have had extensive presentations from Clif Christopher and Mike Slaughter with Horizons Stewardship. They have talked in detail about how individuals and congregations can most faithfully live as stewards of God’s resources. Some of the statistics they have shared about spending and debt in our country have been staggering. I look forward to processing through the content with our leadership after I return.
Last Sunday in worship, we shared a prayer guide to help answer the question, “How Do I Pray?” If you were present in worship last Sunday, I hope that you have been able to find the 5-minutes four different times over the week to be intentional about one of the prayer practices. We will have the prayer guides available in worship again this week for those of you who weren’t present last Sunday.
In worship this weekend, we continue our series on prayer with a message called, “Does God Really Hear My Prayers?” Austin Harris, our new Director of Worship Experience, will preach at all three services and I’m looking forward to hearing this message.
I hope you had a great week. I will be home late this evening. I am looking forward to reconnecting with my family and to being in worship with you this weekend!