Serving the Body

A couple of weeks ago, we spent some time in our worship service signing up to serve the church body. John encouraged us to live into the name of our church, Christ the King. Jesus came not to be served but to serve (Mark 10:41). This is one of the reasons that we ask all members and regular attenders to serve one another, not just because we need the help, which we do, but it’s also because we want to help you follow in the way of Jesus - to become more like our servant king.

In light of that, I would like to challenge you to reconsider the way you think of Christ the King Presbyterian Church. Do you consider Christ the King to be your home, or do you regard it as a place you simply frequent on the weekends? Whether you are serving in a volunteer role on Sunday morning or not, we should all consider how we think of Christ the King and our role in this place on Sunday mornings.

I have had the pleasure of being a guest in many of your warm, inviting homes, and I have felt your loving hospitality. I have heard your kind welcome, I have felt your tender embrace, I have seen the thoughtful preparations. Y’all are amazing hosts, your mothers would be proud! We all desire our guests to experience hospitality in our own homes.

Christ the King is your home, my friends. Everyone who walks through those doors is your guest. This Sunday, make eye contact, smile and say “good morning” to all of your guests as you head into the Sanctuary, the Great Hall, the Sunday Morning Class. We host so many visitors during the summer months. Actively look for those you don’t know, and as you would in your own home, lovingly extend them your hospitality.

Someone once told me, when you are in a room full of people, namely those you don’t know, instead of focusing on yourself and waiting for someone else to come put you at ease, make it your goal to put others at ease. Make it your mission to help someone else feel important, welcomed, wanted, and seen. Let us do that very thing together. This is what Christ did. So, as John has called us to do so many times, let us embody the name of our church, Christ the King, by actively serving those around us.
Leah Wright