"In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."" - Acts 6:1-4
Therefore, in accord with Biblical precedent and Christian freedom and love, the constitution and bylaws of St. John describe the duties of the Board of Elders in this place:
January 1, 2019 - “LET THEM SAY WE STOOD WHERE DUTY REQUIRED US TO STAND” This inscription may be found on the President George H. W. Bush Library and Museum Building. It caught my eye while watching the funeral services of the 41st President. This inscription may cause us to remember another familiar saying, this time from Martin Luther, “What does this mean?” So let’s examine this inscription in the same manner that we might examine one of the Commandments.
May God cover you with His grace and mercy in the New Year. -The Elders