We are so thankful for all who came out and made our Grand Opening Service such a joyful and fun experience. Thanks so much to our Launch Team who set-up signs and chairs, served coffee and our Grand Opening Celebration cake, ushered beautifully, prayed faithfully and welcomed warmly! We had a great day and a great turnout, but most importantly God showed up. As one person shared with me, “I cried Holy Spirit tears.” God was indeed pleased. But this is just a beginning. Here is the prayer of dedication I prayed as we offered ourselves, our time, our treasures and our talents to God:
Our Father, we thank you for loving us, saving us and giving us hope in Jesus Christ.
We thank you that you are with us today and are for us always.
We thank you that we are your workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which you have prepared for us to do.
And we thank you that you for the mission you have called us to:
To help people become friends, family and followers of Jesus.
So now, we ask that you would help us to be faithful to your calling.
Help us to be obey your Word with gladness
Help us to serve with compassion.
Help us to give with generosity,
And help us to love all with the love of Jesus.
May your mercy lead us,
May your grace flow through us,
May we never waver from your truth.
May our hearts always be filled with your joy,
May our hands always be ready to serve,
and may our feet always be willing to go wherever you may send us.
And now because you gave your Son for us,
we offer ourselves to you.
We offer you our talents,
our treasures and our time.
May our lives bring you glory
May your kingdom come,
May your will be done,
through your servants
from this day forward.
Continue to bless us so we may be a blessing to others.
We ask this in the name of Jesus our Savior, our Friend and our God!