We made it through the first week of Advent and now it’s just a slippery, fast slope to a Sunday morning Christmas celebration. As I reminded my congregation on Sunday, this is the church’s New Year. This is when we start over and much like the calendar New Year, I wonder if we as a Presbytery could begin to make our resolutions to one another.
- Can we resolve to pray for one another as we step into our next season of worship and work? Stop now and say a prayer for us as God uses our worship and work in central NJ.
- Can we resolve to work together, using the gifts that God has given us to strengthen the structure of the new Plan of Presbytery? Stop now – what committee is God calling you to serve on? What if you preempt the call from the Nominating committee and just let them know how best your gifts can serve us?
- Can we resolve to develop relationships with one another, clergy to clergy, elder to elder, session to session, disciple to disciple? Stop now and think of one way you can resolve to develop relationships with others in our Presbytery this year, Advent through Pentecost.
For the Christian, the New Year has just begun. This is the time then to listen to the voice of the Spirit guiding us and leading us into the next year. How is the Spirit directing your path for this new year as you work and worship within this body of the New Brunswick Presbytery?