As we look today unto Jesus, we do so considering the Word of the Lord spoken by the Apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 5:12-13, “12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, 13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.”
It is our honor today to have ministering to us Bishop Edward Tager and his precious wife, Brenda. Ed and Brenda retired after 42 years of Ministry having served in WV, the Dakotas and SC along with the Southwest Indian Ministries. Ed and Brenda reside now in Aiken, SC where they are members of Mercy Church. They currently work with Senior Adult ministry at Mercy and fill in at churches when called upon.
This Sunday is special for us because it is a day set aside to honor Retired Ministers. And, God so ordained that we have just such a couple ministering to us who have given their lives in the ministry. As your Pastor, I ask you to not only enjoy their ministry today, but tell them you appreciate their years of service to God. We plan to bless them financially, but if you would like to bless them individually, by all means do so! You will be blessed in return for your kindness and care for these choice servants.
Tonight will be a special time for all of us! I want to share a video with you and then have a special time of prayer over a new and fresh approach to our “Bring Them To Jesus” calling. We need you here to not only witness, but help us pray over this ministry initiative.
Enjoy this morning and Lord willing, we’ll see you all tonight.