Some regulars were gone from the E3 Center last Wednesday, including Paige, who takes care of the offering bag and the cash register money. (We empty the cash register every week.) We have a large team and everyone pitches in whenever someone is gone.
Pastor Monte stopped in after the adult service. We ran a bit later because it was “water night.” (No, I did not go down the water slide!) He visited with people while the youth changed clothes.
I explained about Paige’s absence and asked if he wanted me to lock the money in the cafe. He said, “Give the bags to me and I’ll take them to the office.”
I went back to the cafe and retrieved them. As I handed them to him, he said, “Thank you. Love you.”
I paused. (The pastors and leaders at Fairfield tell us they love us all the time.) I don’t talk with Pastor Monte often. That’s one thing about him and Pastor Peggy – they thank you and remind you they love you.
I know other Pastors love their congregations but do they ever say it out loud?
2 John 1:1, “My dear congregation, I, your pastor, love you in very truth.” The Message
Do we tell them we love them?
July 29, 2019: 1 John 4-5; 2 John 1; 3 John 1.
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