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This Week's Offertory Reading
UPPER COLUMBIA CONFERENCE ADVANCE - May 25
Praise the Lord for committees! This is a rather unusual title for an offertory reading, but we really mean it!
Part of the democratic process of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since the beginning has been committees. Yes, it does take longer to get things done, but it is really the only way to ensure that a proper system of checks and balances is in place.
On the local church level, it reminds us that no one is big enough or important enough to make all the decisions. We have committees to plan various forms of outreach, maintenance and building needs, programs, funding, membership issues, etc.
Yes, there is give and take, and free expression of opinions (99 percent of the time without hostility). And every committee is bathed in prayer and ultimately dependent, not on man's wisdom, but on God's.
So, while you are home in your easy chair some evening, remember that a brother or sister from the church may be sacrificing his or her personal time to make sure that the church runs well, and things get accomplished. Let's praise the Lord for all our wonderful volunteers and let's even praise the Lord for committees!
Our offering today is for Upper Columbia Conference Advance. Let's continue to faithfully support God's work throughout our region.