In the spring season, our thoughts often turn to our need for physical exercise. We welcome the warming days when we can open our windows and enjoy the fresh air. We may resume our walking regime or get back to the gym. We plan to spend time doing yard work. We want to spruce up our own selves and our environment.
This is also a time to take stalk of our spiritual exercise regime. Do we make it a daily practice to spend time in prayer? Where do we fit in some time for Bible reading?
Our Church Covenant calls us to walk together in Christian love, exercising care and watchfulness over each other. We are comforted and encouraged when we know that others are praying for us. We may make a phone call, send an email or text message, or stop by and lend a helping hand, as we consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds.
We covenant to participate faithfully in the worship service of this church, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another. Yes, your presence in worship is an encouragement to others.
Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. Our God is faithful. How will you exercise your faith in this spring season? May it blossom and emit a sweet aroma.