Maryland won and is the highest ranked ACC team and they might not win another game all season, the Redskins as I have predicted for three weeks lost and I will be very surprised if they make the playoffs, Hillary Clinton might be Sec. of State and for some reason this doesn’t terrify me, I led my first finance meeting yesterday and really enjoyed it and it is snowing outside. So let’s find some mentally stimulating ideas to muse about.
Some interesting linkage
Crunchy Con has an interesting dialogue going over whether or not President Elect Obama is a Christian
Funny post about the dangers of going down the Facebook Rabbit Hole….
You wonder why we are talking about global recession? Citigroup is cutting 50,000 jobs, that is amazing..
How did a 16th Century German Priest and cartographer know that the Pacific lay on the other side of South America? One of many mysteries involved Martin Waldseemueller..
I was Installed, that sounds weird
Yesterday was my installation service at DCC. The installation service is a time of making commitments and officially embarking on the task of serving God together as a church and pastor. It was a beautiful day of worship. My District Superintendent was there as the installer I would guess you could call him, and the church and I engaged in a beautiful liturgy of covenant. Even though I have been here for almost a month and have already preached twice, yesterday everything began to feel a little different. There was a different feeling of responsibility and weight that came with the service. There was also great joy and humility from what I experienced. I made a covenant with my church and I am including it so you can what I have committed to as the pastor of DCC.
In response to God’s call and in gratitude for the confidence you have expressed in me, I promise to use the gifts, graces and resources God has invested in me wisely, and covenant to work with you to make Duneland Community Church a dynamic and effective church:
…a church where worship is a priority and is focused on God
…a church grounded on the Word of God
…a church where a heart for the lost defines everything we do
…a church where believers are nurtured to grow strong in the faith
…a community that lives together in holy love
I commit to fulfilling my responsibilities as pastor:
…to live as an example of a godly husband and father
…to lead you into God’s presence through corporate worship
…to preach the Word with passion and clarity
…to be a leader who casts vision and empowers other leaders
…to reach our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ
…to equip believers to utilize their spiritual gifts
…to celebrate the sacraments
…to encourage, comfort and guide you as your pastor
…to enable the ministry of caring, working closely with all of
you to celebrate Christ’s healing presence
…to cooperate with the District and General Church of the
Nazarene in fulfilling the Great Commission
Greg the NWI Weather Man’s Report
So it is snowing and has been since yesterday. But it is just flurries. Tonight there will an inch or two that will fall, probably, or if the wind shifts we may get a foot. Seriously, where the wind blows determines whether we get our snow or the snow for two other states. Despite Maggie’s assertion that I am definitely not The Edge, I have taken to wearing my ski cap inside quite often. I like the Edginess of it. Welcome to Indiana!