Sunday, August 12, 2012
New Member @ Tinney Chapel: It's The Pastor's Wife!
Pastor Carl Sterling's Wife Paulette Joins Tinney Chapel
It was as touching as it was unexpected, although everyone probably thought it would happen eventually: Paulette Sterling, the new Pastor's wife, chose this day to move her United Methodist membership to Tinney Chapel, the quintessential country church.
Immediately, Brother Carl called upon the congregation to rise, move forward and join in a church-wide laying on of hands for Paulette (see photo above and/or view it on the video). It was a sight to see and a moment to savor.
Then, Brother Carl moved into the questions and liturgy of bringing a new member into a United Methodist church, and Paulette expressed her eagerness to become one of us and to be led by a Pastor who happens to be her own husband.
Paulette is, herself, a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church.
As it happened, today's sermon by Brother Carl was titled, "Is This The Season To Seek Salvation?" and the congregational hymn of invitation was He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought.