Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Charge Conference

Tonight is my first solo Charge Conference. The past four have been as an associate minister but this year I am the top dog. Prayers are needed and may God have mercy on my soul.

Here is the prayer I am opening up with:

Gracious and giving God, you have called us together to be the Body of Christ to the world. We sit here, in your house, tonight to give thanks to you for the ministry of this congregation. We ask that as we do the business of the church that we can feel your presence with us. May we be guided by the Holy Spirit in order to be the church you have called us to be. Enable us to see your calling in the midst of paper work, your Spirit in our reports, and your love in our fellowship with one another. Remind us in our holy conferencing that we are a connectional church as we work together as the Body of Christ, united in your Son's love and grace. For it is in Christ's name we pray, AMEN.

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