If any member of Life in Christ needed an excuse to skip church last Sunday, they had all the excuses they could ever want.
Because of construction issues we had only one way in and out of the building - the north entrance. Also, we lost 10 or more of our precious parking places. And as we joked, the worst set back of all was that there would be no coffee and donuts for everyone's enjoyment - we had no place to serve them.
So what happened? We had one of our largest weekend crowds of the year. In spite of the inconveniences our people came to worship. We received a large group of new members. And at our voters meeting we chose a name for our new building - The Christian Life Center. We also received an update from the Building Committee on how the project was progressing. We have a long way to go but the excitement is building among our people. More and more we can see how this expansion project will help us "expand" our reach into our community so that more folks can know and believe in Jesus as the only hope and Savior of the world.
I told the congregation that they had really cheered my heart. It was so good that so many put up with the inconveniences and came to receive the gifts God gives in worship. No excuses. No excuses at all.