Pastor's column


Welcome New Deacons. Jarett Smiley and Lewis Bybee were ordained during the worship services last Lord’s Day. Their testimonies were sincere and shared with humility and an openness to God’s will for the future. We are blessed to have such committed men who embrace the call to servant leadership. I found great joy in the affirmation of their service through the “laying on of hands.” So many from various ages offered encouraging words and prayers during this solemn part of the ordination service. As we “called out the called,” our corporate prayer for Lew and Jarett was expressed through the Scripture’s admonition in 1 Timothy 3:13 “Serve well!”

Deacon Emeritus. Tom Wetherell and Jim Wootton were recognized for their years of faithful service as deacons at Springfield Southern. They have both served the Lord and His church with distinction and commitment. While these men have moved to more inactive status with regard to their deacon duties, they will always remain deacons. As we are fond of saying, “Once a deacon, always a deacon!” Thank you, Jim and Tom for being such a great blessing. You are role models of true servant leadership for us.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Ministry. Once again we are excited to participate with many other churches in our area in Franklin Graham’s ministry to children. Kelsey King is the point-person for this year’s ministry. We value opportunities like this to show compassion and serve children and adults through acts of kindness. A workshop will be held on November 7th from 10AM to 1PM to fill additional shoeboxes. Lunch will be provided. Contact Kelsey if you would like to participate in the workshop “assembly line.”

Sync These Calendar Dates

  • November 29 - Thanksgiving Testimonies
  • December 13 - Worship Choir: Breath of Heaven, 10:30AM
    Annual Christmas Dinner, Caroling Around Tables
  • December 20 - Pastor's Story Time, 10:30AM
  • December 27 - David Howard, Guest Speaker


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