It was so wonderful…

Palms sanctuary on May 2, 2021

It was so wonderful to be with you last Sunday. To be able to look into each other’s eyes, feel the energy, laugh, pray — words are poor tools in which to express the emotions of it all.
Thank you to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make things go smoothly — the safety team, ushers, Worship and Fine Arts Board, deacons, Mod Squad, digital technical committee, music people, Evangelism Board, the church staff, and so many, many more.
Thank you, also, for the patience you demonstrated. To help us on the logistics, please call our dedicated line:  623-748-3574 and register your attendance. Or go to the website and register. It is out of abundant caution we are following a strict protocol. We are learning as we go and I am glad that we journey together.
The proverbial icing on the cake for me was Shea Darian’s Ecclesiastical Council (E.C.) Sunday afternoon. All who attended witnessed her pastoral heart, the ability to think deeply, and articulate complex emotions in a clear and concise manner. Wow! She is gifted with the holy spirit! Now that Shea has passed her E.C., and once she finds a ministry position, she can be ordained. We look forward to that glorious day in her life and in the life of the church.
Shalom, Paul