In our 11:15 a.m. service today, we will install and ordain our incoming class of elders. These individuals have been recognized by the RPC family for their gifts of wisdom and servant leadership. They will be called to use these gifts to lead and serve our community over the next three years.
Before I was a pastor, days like today would often make me feel like a second-class citizen, since I didn't have an official role or title in the church. But then I encountered the Reformed tradition's insistence that all Christians are called to follow Christ in their own unique way. As we will see in today's sermon, the Holy Spirit empowers each of us in our respective ministries. The question now is: how is the Holy Spirit calling me?
Rev. Jeff Meyers