|Kirk and Henry|
I was amazed, standing there holding my nephew, at how little he is. Not just because he was just born, but because I had held another, heavier, newborn the previous week. We all come into the world in our own, unique form. We are different.
We are the same. That was Ellen Murkison's opening message to our congregation on Sunday as she set out to capture the work and grace of God through the retelling of their family's amazing story of life over death. When Ellen said, "We are regular people," I could sense every person lean in. [You can still purchase copies of her book, Prayers from Fiji, on Amazon.com.] Her message resonated with what we believe about Epworth. I continue to be amazed at how God has been preparing our next steps as a church through the work of our Vision Team earlier this year. Who knew then that our first core value, seen here, would be lived out in that very moment?
Epworth’s Missional Motives - Why We Do What We Do
• We are real people.
• We welcome all God's children.
• We love what we do.
• We seek Jesus in all we do.
• We serve to make the world better.
Beautiful, saved, loved people - that is what we are becoming. Grace and Peace to you, Scott