The past few weeks have been a bit bumpy at Peace. As you may already be aware, we are facing a challenge with the 2022 budget. We’ve had meetings and discussions trying to find ways to make it work out. The Council and Stewardship Team have made a proposed budget that is a bit risky. But one thing we need to remember is what I call the “God Factor.” In my entire life in the church, I honestly can’t remember one time when the congregation I was part of passed a balanced budget. From a business perspective, that might not be a very smart thing to do. But it has ALWAYS worked out. Now, I’m not saying we should just pass a budget no matter the size of the discrepancy. But there always seems to be a way for things to work out. Obviously, we need to do all we can like cut costs and raise income and we are trying to do that. But then there’s God…

I’m going to give you a sneak preview into my sermon for Sunday. The text is Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding in Cana. They had run out of wine and Jesus turned water into wine. Not just any old wine, but the best wine. And there was lots left over. I’m just going to leave that there for you to think about.

I’m also going to leave you with one of my favorite prayers:

O God, you have called your servants
to ventures of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. 
Give us faith to go out with good courage,
not knowing where we go,
but only that your hand is leading us
and your love supporting us,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

See you Sunday