I am overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving to our amazing God this day!  Since January, when I began as the pastor at Good Shepherd Gladstone, we have expectantly been awaiting the launch of the campus!  Now that has come to fruition, I give praise to GOD for each and every person who was a part!  After worship was over and we were beginning to take things down, there was a little boy crying.  When I asked what was the matter, he said Vacation Bible School is over.  What a bittersweet moment.

Psalm 147: 1-5

Praise the Lord!

How good to sing praises to our God! 

How delightful and how fitting!

The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing the exiles back to Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

He counts the start and calls them all by name.

How great is our Lord!  His power is absolute!

His understanding is beyond comprehension!

I am so humbled and grateful for all that God has, is, and will do through this church here in Gladstone.  There has been a lot of work and intentionality about getting to this point, but friends, this is just the beginning!  My prayer for us all is to continue to grow deeper in our faith and to CONTINUE TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ with our friends, family and neighbors.  Let’s continue to momentum and continue to invite others to come along the journey with us!