SEE WHAT GOD IS UP TO IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND ASK HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST.
That, or something like it, is one of my mantras in ministry. It’s missional. It recognizes that God is at work in the world in many ways–and that can be inside or outside of the church. It is a call to action and be incarnational in ministry in your surrounding community.
So, as 250 military veterans come down to Seward for a day of free fishing, our congregation has provided bags of cookies for each of them and all of the deckhands. It’s a way for us to participate in something God is already doing. And when the vets get their cookies they’ll see a simple note that says “Thank you for your service” and says who it’s from. It’s not designed to be some grand statement, but just a way to bless them.
And, since the fishing day is called the “Combat Fishing Tournament,” we’re calling these our “Combat Cookies.”