MESSAGE FROM PASTOR APRIL…
This Sunday evening, July 15, at 7:30 PM our D.S. has invited us all to Marietta Campground located at 2300 Roswell Road, Marietta just across Roswell Road from East Cobb United Methodist Church. This is the first Sunday evening of their 2018 annual Camp Meeting and they have designated it as the ‘Atlanta-Marietta District Night’. We are to be their honored guests.
I used to stay the week often at Camp Meeting in PA with my Uncle Ted and his family. It is a tradition that goes back to when Methodism first came to this country before the Revolutionary War.
The D.S. shares his thoughts on it in the following paragraphs:
What is important is that we gather to share in this wonderful ministry tradition located within the bounds of our district. It is our opportunity to share our connection with each other through an instrument of ‘revival’ that God has used across the years to renew God’s church and to reach the world for Christ.
The word ‘respect’ (re-spicere) literally means ‘to look again’. The journey of God’s people across time is full of moments when God renewed and reached a deeper place in people’s souls. Various instruments, some that became traditions, God has used…Camp Meeting, a time to step aside focus intently on matters of the soul, has been such an instrument. I ‘respect’ the movement of God’s Spirit across the years and will ‘look again’ for the wind of that Spirit this Sunday evening.
Let’s support this ministry of our district and wait togetherfor the Spirit of God. “…those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
In His Service