Tuesday, December 3, 2019
by Mary Carriere
About a year ago, I was asked to be an Elder, beginning in 2019, a term of three years. I hesitated, stating that I was too old, did not have the stamina, had many other jobs, and many excuses. I asked for time to think about it, I was told to pray about it.
I did pray about it, decided against it, and then began feeling very guilty. Were the other jobs I had to do important? Yes… As important as Elder? Probably not…. I talked to Rev. Mike, our pastor, who explained that the church would be going through a transition and he felt that I would be of service.
I said yes, and I am very happy to be an Elder again. It is an interesting job. An Elder has their hand on the pulse of the church and makes policy decisions to be passed on to the church Board. I hope that I am helpful.
I have realized that when I am presented with more than I can handle, all I have to do is ask God for His help. I will always step out, step up and step forward for my church and God.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1