Monday, August 14, 2006

Last Week

This is the last week in our current building. As you may have noticed, I have not been posting very many times in the last week or so. This week will probably be no different. We have a million things to do and a week to do them in. Here's a sample:
  • Today our worship chairs are being delivered.
  • Today I have a very important meeting at Latrobe School.
  • Tomorrow is our last staff meeting here - we have to get the last details done.
  • Tomorrow night I start coaching my son's soccer team.
  • Thursday our new office furniture is delivered.
  • Thursday is our last work day in our current offices.
  • Friday our new computer network will be installed, so all of our computers will be unavailable as they set up the new system.
  • Saturday we being to move all of our boxes.
  • Saturday night I preach what will be the final weekend in this building.
  • Sunday morning we say goodbye to this place in a very special way.
  • Sunday afternoon we finishing moving everything.
  • Then all next week we get to unpack!

It is an awesome time to be a part of Charter Oak Church!

Monday Morning QB 08/14/06

Here's the Monday Morning QB for this week:

Message: What We Need More that Money (Dave preached)

Scripture: Colossians 4:2-4

Service Highlights: This was Pastor Dave's last message in our current building. Dave made an empassioned plea for everyone connected to Charter Oak Church to fulfill the words of Paul in Colossians 4:3, "pray for us." This isn't just for the staff but for our entire congregation. I hope you will join with us over the next few weeks as we get on our knees before God as never before.

Stats: 548 in worship + 155 in Sunday school.

Monday, August 7, 2006

Monday Morning QB 08/07/06

Here is the Monday Morning QB for this week:

Message: What's So Amazing about Grace? (Dave preached)

Scripture: Psalm 121

Service Highlights: Each week we have been remembering the past decades here at Charter Oak Church. This week Lois Frye shared with the congregation her memories. This was one of the most touching moments for me since I have been here. Her ability to tie the past to the future was incredible. Dave shared with the congregation a very clear understanding of what grace is and why it is for all of us.

Stats: 493 in worship + 153 in Sunday school

Sunday, August 6, 2006

A Great Day

Yesterday was a great day! I was privileged to officiate at the wedding of Jeff and Debi - two really awesome people whom I love greatly. What a blessing to be a part of that phenomenal day.

At the reception Kelli and I were able to re-connect with some old friends. I want to thank Dan L. for having such a servant's heart and refilling our pitcher of Pepsi as often as we needed it. What a guy!

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

I Love Our Leaders

Last night we gathered our the leadership of Charter Oak Church for our monthly Leadership and Servant Training. Here we are at the beginning of August and I was blown away by how many of our leaders turned our for this time together.

Andi did a great job casting the vision of the importance of first impressions. We get one chance to make a first impression and it will last. Pastor Dave's words about everything that happened with the media yesterday and our response was perfect. What he said and how he said it made me stand in awe of his ability to capture the importance of the moment. I am learning so much from him!

I really appreciated the time with the leadership just sharing thoughts, ideas, and questions about our move and the new building. These are the brightest and best people on this earth. We are incredibly blessed to have the kind of leadership that we have at Charter Oak Church.

Thank you leaders for your heart to lead in the name of Jesus to the zenith of your potential! You rock!