I had a wonderful worship with the Board of Deacons before our meeting last night!
I structured the worship around the second worship in the book, Growing Together: Spiritual Exercises for Church Communities (a wonderful resource!). The service was called “Growing Together Spiritually”.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
At the end of the service we used anointing oil to bless one another’s hands. As we did, we said this prayer: “Bless your hands, so that they may be strengthened to help others. And may we be united in our ministry. Amen.”
I am so humbled by the people that I am in ministry with! Thanks be to God.