Something New

by Pastor Linda Skinner

For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19

There is something about “new” that can be very appealing. On a new summer day in the morning the air is so fresh and clean. I love to go outside on my back patio and just breathe in the newness. A new baby is probably the most exciting thing. God recently sent our family a new baby girl. She was born to my great niece in California, so I haven’t had the opportunity to hold her and cuddle with her, but just the pictures of her sweet little face and the excitement I see on the faces of her mom, dad and big brother bring tears of joy to my heart.

God is always up to something “new”. New mornings, new babies, new beginnings. He’s all about “doing something new” in our lives.

Well this week, he’s doing something new at our church. If you haven’t heard already, our church has a new Sunday Worship Service. We are calling it a Super Service. It’s “Super” because God is leading us to have one service on Sunday’s at 10:30 am bringing us all together to worship Him in the beauty of newness. We are combining elements of the 9:30 service with the 11:00 service and birthing the new 10:30 service.

Of course, we have to celebrate. So, Pastor David is fixing a delicious breakfast that will begin at 9:30 am for those people who like to get up a little earlier and then again at 11:30 am after the new 10:30 service.

Dr. Marty Folsom will be with us to close out our series “If you’re alive, its time to REBUILD YOUR DREAMS.” Rhonda, Eliot and the entire music team will be there to lead us in songs of worship. It is going to be a “something new.” Hope you are able to join in on the festivities this weekend. (If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us on Facebook Live. Just go to the Washington Cathedral Facebook page to gain access to the livestream.)

Enjoy something new today.

Pastor Linda Skinner