June Newsletter

i thank GodI have a few important things to tell you as we approach the summer.  This will be my last newsletter as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator.  I have been beyond blessed to have served in this position for the past two few years. It was not a position I sought after, but when asked by our Pastor to serve, I was humbled and honored to do so. At this time I take hold of Ecclesiastes 3:1 as it reminds me that “there is a time for everything,  and a season for every activity under the heavens.” This has been a wonderful season serving you, but I am also in a season of raising my children.   I have felt the Lord speaking to my heart that it is time to step down and focus on the special needs of my family during this season. Moving forward I will continue to be apart of the great work of our Sister to Sister Ministry but just in a different capacity.

Our Sister to Sister Ministry has consistently seen over 150 ladies involved in Bible studies all around our community from year to year.  We held very successful IF:GATHERINGs and had some wonderful events.  Through it all, I have been blessed to see how God has worked in the lives of so many of you.  What a privilege to have had a front row seat for it all. God is so good and I hope you know, that serving with and for you will be a memory I will cherish always.  
It makes it easier to step down knowing that our Sister to Sister Team is in great hands. As our Pastor makes the decision on who will step in as Coordinator for our Ministry at large, our Ministry Teams are already in very capable hands.  Our FAITH team is led by Shellynne Wucher.  Our GRACE team is led by Staci Towns and our Special Events team is led by  Katie Cox.  These three leaders, along with their teams, will work together to be certain that the ladies of FBC Pflugerville will still have opportunities to study God’s word, be active in our community and have events that encourage and build up our ladies.  I am confident in their abilities and look forward to what God will do thru them.
This summer we will have an opportunity for you to study the “Armor of God” with our GRACE Fellowship small groups.  These groups meet in the evening at homes in our community.  If you are interested in registering for this study please go HERE .  We will not be having another study as we did not have enough interest.  We look forward to resuming our on campus FAITH studies in the Fall.  If you are looking for some other study options, LifeWay Women has lots video led studies available online, go HERE for more information.
Please be sure to continue with the scripture writing plans.  They can be so meaningful.  This month there are two to chose from.  The topics are “Forgiveness” and “Who I am in Christ.”  Both will be worth the ten minutes it takes to do.  If you have not done this before, this summer is  great time to begin.  Follow this LINK to the plans.
Lastly, I want to thank you for your encouragement.  Many of you have sent me notes and texts over the years to say you are praying for me.  You will never know what that has meant to me.  I have felt your love and friendship and for that I am eternally grateful.
May God bless you and continue to bless the Sister to Sister Ministry of FBC Pflugerville.
Serving Him,
Lana Howell

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