19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. 20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.  Ephesians 2:19-20 NLT

One of the joys for me this Advent Season has been an art project that the congregation has been taking part in each week. It’s a paper banner, filled with Advent images and scriptures, and each week as the people came into worship, they were invited to stop and colour a portion of the banner.

By this past Sunday, there were only a few spots on it that needed to be coloured in. So some of the ladies of the church and I got together and had a colouring party yesterday.

This morning I came into the church with only a rough idea of how I might display the banner. But thankfully, God showed up and gave me a great idea! It came together really easily, and within the first 45 minutes of being in the office, the banner was up for all to see this evening and tomorrow morning.

I am reminded that while in our context there is often only one minister in a church, it takes the whole congregation to make beautiful things happen, to make worship happen.

I am so grateful for the people God has given me throughout my years in ministry. The community of faith is a blessing, and has always made my life richer.

Merry Christmas!