Thank you, to the ones who welcome and direct in the parking lots.
Thank you, to the many who volunteer each week to set it all up. You transform a public school into a sacred place.
Thank you, to the greeters at the doors, who smile and let me know I’m in the right place.
Thank you, to the ones who are ready to serve by getting the kids checked in and ready to go to their classes.
Thank you, to the many who volunteer weekly to teach the kids, care for them and keep them safe all while honoring Jesus.
Thanks you, to the ones who give of themselves to our youth. Weekly meetings and coffee shops, bleachers and floors.
Thank you, to the ones committed to good coffee. Nothing average about you or your product.
Thank you, to those who prepare and serve us all in ways we may never see.
Thank you, to those who open their homes to welcome the body in bite size pieces.
Thank you, to those that prepare, study and deliver a word to encourage and teach and point us to the Word and the Author.
Thank you, to the many smiles along the way. I know I belong here. Some like handshakes. A few like the hugs. But we all love the smile.
Thank you, to the ones who gather early, every week, to pray. To go before God on our behalf seeking His favor, His blessing, His pleasure. Not for the temporal, but for the eternal.
Thank you, to the technicians, who work so no one will notice them, but that all may encounter Christ.
Thank you, to the gifted musicians who labor so we can engage as a congregation with hearts and voices towards our eternal God!
Thank you, to the leaders who lead. To the servants who serve. To the artists who create. To the kids who run and the teens who huddle. To the ones that hurry. To the ones that keep it steady. To the many who offer their craft, their labor, to all who give with love. Thank you, Grace Church for being exactly who you are.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100 ESV