Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My First Sunday

Sorry for the delay in posting, but my first couple of weeks at church have been a whirlwind. I am busy with many good things, but busy nonetheless. I'm going to have to learn a new word over the next year or so. "No" is not currently in my vocabulary. I'm a people pleaser, but in order to keep my priorities straight with my sweet wife, Holly, I'm going to have to learn to say "no" at times.

Sunday was incredible! The congregation stood in applause on Sunday for Mike Myers's incredible 35 years of ministry at Littleton. Mike and Carol are already such a blessing in our lives. I will be blessed by our relationship for years to come. The elders also prayed over Holly and I in our new ministry. To have a man like Charles Roberts ask God's blessing over us was a great joy on my first Sunday!

Sunday night was also a great time of fellowship and ice cream. Several people from the congregation gathered to celebrate Mike's many years and my entrance into the body of Christ at Littleton.

For those who were not there, the sermon went very well! I had so many people praying for me in Littleton, Dallas, and across the country. Thanks for the prayers offered on my behalf! I felt such a great peace and the people were so gracious in their response.

The daily grind of ministry is already upon me. And the I already feel the tyranny of preaching, that is that Sunday comes once a week. But God is faithful and he will continue to supply the words that he wants spoken. So, I will listen and wait on him to prick my heart with his desires for this congregation.

Holly and I are so blessed! Keep up the prayers!

3 comments:

Ray Hardin said...

At last. You have indeed been covered with prayers. Blessings on you as you begin your journey. rtrr

Laura said...

Collin,
I can not believe I am reading a blog! But to keep up with Holly and you I guess it is worth it. Terry and I think of ya'll often and wish you the very best.
See you in September!

Love, Laura

Lauren said...

Collin,

I am a close friend of Terry and Laura Browder and I am also friends with Jeremy and M'chelle Reedy. Please know that you and Holly will be in my prayers as you begin your time in Littleton. I can see that you are a Spirit-saturated, humble servant of Jesus. Many blessings.
Lauren Cunningham