Last Sunday morning, we had one of the largest crowds in quite a while. It may have been because our young men conducted most of the worship service and some family members came to witness one of their own. Whatever the reason, it is good to see our numbers slowly increasing and perhaps will soon reach pre-COVID figures.
I want to use this article to commend these young men for their courage and willingness to publicly serve in worship. It really doesn’t matter how you participated – it’s the fact that you did! We had some who lead prayers, read Scripture, lead songs, gave a talk, served during the Lord’s Supper, and took up the offering. Thank you, Chris, for organizing this service. But thank you most of all young men for leading us in worship.
I hope I do not omit anyone in the list of those who participated but I want to personally commend each of you by name: Dylan Knox; Martin Nance; Hunter Bradford; Alex Norwood; Tyler Lancaster; Bradley Lane; Gabe Hintz; Jack Byrd; Hunter Jones; and David Cary. We are so proud of each of you because we know how difficult it is to get up in front of an audience. I remember how difficult it was for me the first few years as I would get up to serve in any way. My face would turn red, my knees would quake, and I would sweat profusely! Little did I know how much the worshipers were simply thankful for my service.
We love our young people at Walter Hill and want to encourage all of you to serve in any way you can. We know you need encouragement but know that you are also an encouragement to us! Last Sunday was a great example!
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18a; NKJV).