In our 11:15 a.m. service today, we will install and ordain our 2020 class of elders. These people have been recognized by the RPC family for their gifts of wisdom and servant leadership. They will be called to use these gifts to serve our congregation and community as we follow Christ in the coming days.
Before I was a pastor, days like this would often make me feel like a second-class citizen since I didn’t have an official role or title in the church. That is until I encountered the Reformed tradition’s insistence that all Christians are called to follow Christ in their own way. Remember, just because you may not be a pastor or elder doesn’t get you off the hook of following Christ!
In worship today, I invite you to join me in prayerfully discerning how God has specially gifted and called you to serve him in your own unique way.
Rev. Jeff J. Meyers