What is a trail blazer? A trail blazer leads you down a path he or she has opened to a destination unknown.When the destination finally is in sight, you realize that the journey, with all its challenges to the faithful along the way, was the most rewarding part of the experience. Lewinsville trail blazers are beginning a daunting journey, knowing, as Pastor Scott has said, “God is always out in front, pushing ahead, setting things in motion to do something new.”
The following bulletin inserts might help you in your faith journey on this trail, and this page will build as new inserts are prepared:
Look Forward Together
(Bulletin Insert, February 24, 2019)
The small group of Christians who met in 1846 and founded Lewinsville Presbyterian Church were confident that they had been called by God to nurture one another in the faith. More than that, they felt God’s call to prepare the church for ministry to the next generation…and the next. That small congregation looked boldly into the future and improved and expanded the church to fulfill the vision God had given them.
We are the new generation they prepared for. This is a different time and we are a different congregation, but God is now calling us in the very same way to prepare our beloved church to serve the needs of future generations.
The task is at once daunting, challenging and exciting – the call to each and every one of us to give to this effort above and beyond what we have already pledged to God’s work at Lewinsville.
The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) should encourage and challenge us to take what God has given to each of us and to use it to invest in the transformation of our church building as we prepare it for future generations. That faithful act of stewardship, in turn, will transform and renew us as we seek to be a welcoming, thriving, nurturing community for others yet unknown that God is calling us to serve. Let us boldly look forward together as did the saints who went before us.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)