This Sunday morning was a morning of "firsts" for me
I feel like I have done most pastoral responsibilities in my life. I have preached sermons, officiated weddings, helped ordain pastors, preached Easter, baptized people, preached Good Friday, officiated funerals, lead staff meetings, preached Christmas Eve, helped license new pastors and done my fair share of counseling.
This weekend was a weekend of firsts for me as I did my first baby dedications. I have never done baby dedications before; probably because no one wants the High School Pastor to dedicate their kid and say something dumb. This weekend I dedicated 5 babies at our church and I'm pretty sure I didn't say anything dumb. The best thing is I feel like I was able to play a huge role in the lives of these families over the last couple weeks and I hope that continues.
At Central Peninsula Church we are in a series right now called "Come and See". In this message series we are looking the first twelve chapters of John. This weekend I preached on John 2:13-25. Now it wasn't my first time preaching but it was my first time being on video at one of our other campus'. To be honest I was a bit nervous.
I have never had to be so prepared in my preaching before hand. I had to make sure to look at the camera, a few times, to help the campus feel engaged. I had to make sure my jokes were funny (they weren't). I wanted to make sure the campus felt included. I did my best to make mention to our South Campus and what God is doing there. Its fun being a part of one church that meets on three locations!
Here is a link to the message I preached (same morning; second service)