Tonight is the beginning of what we call “Service Wednesdays” at Creekside. We meet at 5:30 for a catered meal at a reduced price. We do this in order to help the moms and dads who work all day and don’t have time to go home, prepare a meal, and be back at the building in time. It’s a meat, two vegetables, and a roll for $4.00–not a bad price.
Following the meal we launch out from the building to go and provide services for people in our church family and the community.
For example tonight we are painting a lady’s patio furniture. She is older and unable to do so for herself. We are mowing one our member’s yard who broke her foot and can’t. We are cleaning a house for a family who is trying to sell the house because the father of the house was killed in a car accident leaving his 17 year old daughter. We are repairing a car for one of our members who can’t afford to have it fixed. It’s her only means of getting around by herself. While there, we are moving a refridgerator in for her.
All of these things are done to the glory of God and to serve as Jesus did. He served without the expectation of repayment. He gave from his heart to help find the source of peace–Himself. We want to do the same. We serve people because of “who’s” we are for nothing in return except an opportunity to do what God has called us to do and to show others the love of Jesus.
I hope in future blogs to share with you some things learned from this whole experience.