Today is the day!
Several months ago we had a water leak that pushed our sanctuary renovation timeline up, but it was a blessing in disguise… the insurance paid for our new carpeting. By doing the work ourselves, we can update not only the sanctuary, but the entire foyer and kids wing, too!
So today we start the teardown. We’ll have the morning service as usual, then a quick lunch, and then an afternoon service instead of our evening service. After that, we start removing pews and tearing up carpet!
Growing up, I always loved being involved in church projects because I could feel a sense of ownership. It became “my” church when I could look around and see a wall I helped build or a flower bed I helped weed.
Work days like this are more than just a bunch of free child labor (uh oh!); they are a way for all of us to connect to our church in a new way.
Last Wednesday, we took time to pray about the sanctuary renovation. The question on the bulletin was, “Yes, but have you prayed about it?”
And that’s a great question. “Well, I just don’t like…”
“Yes, but have you prayed about it?”
We prayed through six specific topics on Wednesday:
1. For God to be glorified.
2. For God’s people to be helped by the renovation.
3. For souls to be saved.
4. For this project to renew a desire in all of us to serve.
5. For the project to come together favorably and with unity.
6. Thank you, God.