Our group of 18 workers begins its trek to Hattiesburg, Mississippi tomorrow morning. Please hold this group of servants in your prayers as we make our final preparations: changing the van’s oil, packing our clothes and supplies, plotting our route, planning our meals, confirming our arrival with work site leaders. Pray also that we travel safely, work well, grow in Christ, and share God’s good news with those around us.

For those remaining in GR, we offer you two invitations. The first is that you follow along on the COS website for updates and insights from our trip. You can find these updates at coscrc.org/worktrip or by selecting “Work Trip” from the “News” drop-down menu.

The second invitation is that you recall the words spoken this past Sunday as our group was commissioned to serve:

There are different gifts,
but the same Spirit who gives them.
There are different ways of serving God,
but it is the same Lord who is served.
Each one of us is given a gift by the Spirit,
to use for the common good.
Together we are the body of Christ,
and individually members of the body of Christ.

Thank you!