As many of you realized Sunday, something was very different…
I’ll never forget the Sunday morning I turned the corner to pick up our trailer and found an empty parking space before me. At some point over the weekend, our trailer along with ninety percent of all we use for worship, outreach, and special services like Easter and Christmas had been stolen. Currently, we are working with the North Charleston Police Department and are praying for its safe return. In the meantime, this is a powerful reminder of who we are and what we are about.
Five years ago a small group of individuals sat in my living room and prayed one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever prayed. “Lord, what if you are calling us to plant a new church in this city?” Soon after we asked what would that church be like? Time and time again our prayers and conversation came back to people. Men, women, and children are the people of St. Andrew’s Park Circle and our mission is to connect PEOPLE to the power and presence of Jesus Christ. Projectors, sound systems, welcome table cards, banners, etc. These are nice and they help us communicate with people but what Park Circle is about is people. Loving people, serving people, welcoming people, crying with people, praying with people, laughing with people. We are that kind of a church.
If you’re not a member or someone who cares about you forwarded you this blog post we would love for you to join us in this season as we are reminded what it means to be a church for the gospel and made up of people. I hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM. No banners, no sound system, no flash just men, women, and children gathering to worship the Lord Jesus through word, sacrament, and song.
I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too.
Lead Pastor St. Andrew’s Park Circle