Whether or not it was intentional, our mission statement gets it right, it begins with “We are a welcoming…community.”
Most of us think this begins with our greeters, however a Church’s location, its grounds, building, parking lot, and entrance, all come before a person enters our building.
We are blessed to be a few blocks away from an interstate and on a very busy street. It is easy to get to our church location and our building is very noticeable.
Much thanks to our Yard Care group, parking lot island gardeners. I want to specifically name Marc Dunham, for taking care of our grounds and outside maintenance.
Last, but not least, our entrance is superb. The flags call people to our front door entrance. Another person to thank is Larry Nelson for making the front circle garden so beautiful, he was just here this morning taking care of it.
A way to thank all who help year round is to give a day of your time this coming weekend.
Blue Jeans Weekend – rain or shine
April 29th (9:00am) and 30th (after services)
There is dead foliage to clean up around the irises, daylilies, and other plants. The weeds are already growing (do they ever stop?) and the mulch can be stirred. The Rain Garden needs several of the grasses and plants cut back.
Inside, there are light fixtures with bugs that need to be cleaned out. The walls in the Great Room could stand to be washed, as well as many of the other painted surfaces… What other areas can you identify inside that could use some attention.
If you are able to help outside, please bring the tools you are comfortable using as well as gloves.
If you are able to help clean inside, please bring a scrub bucket, rubber gloves, rags, step stool or small ladder… I’d like to think we all want St. Luke’s to make that good first impression. Especially on our 100th Anniversary. Hope to see you there!
Yes – “A building will never save a soul, and it will never disciple someone.”
However – Facilities have a direct impact on the church’s mission.
Someone visiting a church for the first time that is not cared for will be asking, “If they can’t take care of their building, how will they take care of me?”
A first impression is just that, it will determine whether or not there will be a second one where they can be part of a “… growing faith community, busy making Christ known to the world.”
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