Charge / Questions for the week beginning June 26:
1) Tell someone the story of how a mentor made a crucial difference in your life. If the mentor is still living, perhaps a message of thanksgiving is fitting. If not, could your children or a peer be heartened to hear your story?
2) When I asked you in the sermon to lift up the names of mentors you are thankful for, your response was quick and audible. When I asked you to identify people you hope to mentor, you were much quieter. Perhaps, it’s easier to be thankful for what someone has done; and we’re more humble claiming what we might do for others. As it should be. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make real commitments towards lifting up and supporting the ones you mean to nurture and lift up. What’s one concrete thing you can do for someone who you wish to mentor?
If you want, you can send Michael your responses, or simply comment on the FB post about these 2 questions…
(In the May 10 E-pistle “How to Do Church,” I promised to end each service with two questions that help worshipers make specific connections message in worship that day and their daily lives. They questions will be posted each Sunday, both on our website and on the church’s FB page, that you might remember and use them to bring your faith to greater relevancy in “the rest of your life.”)