5 minutes before the service yesterday morning I came across a sight that really brought some things home to me. There was a group of young people (ie. under the age of 12) making their way through the halls excitedly getting ready to acolyte in the service. Well, one was the acolyte, the other five were “helping”! And it just hit me that this is what Sunday mornings are all about. A safe place for kids to come and participate. A growing place for families to make it through life. And a place of community for all people regardless of their season in life. Those things are happening at Andover and it is only by the grace of God at work. Humbling really for me personally.
Published by Todd Nelson
I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson