It felt a bit weird having a church council meeting – with no pastor Randall. There was a void.
It felt weird to have him come in and fill us in on this weeks unexpected events that he is faithfully hanging around for and then have him leave and let us get on with our meeting.
It felt weird to launch out on our own into the discussions about the upcoming schedule, setting up a search committee for a new pastor, etc.
It sort of brings it home clearly that this church does not belong to the pastor, that we are the church and it belongs to God.
So here we go, launching off into the unknown, needing to discern so many things for the future.