The Messenger

Orangethorpe Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

Steven Lacey Pastor

"The Small Church with the Big Heart, Everyone Welcome"

2200 W. Orangethorpe Ave.

Fullerton CA 92833

(714) 871-3400

www.orangethorpe.org

occhurch@att.net

October, 2019

Pastor Ponderings....

I know you will find this hard to believe, but I don’t have a lot to say in my Pastor’s Column this month. Perhaps that is because most of the rest of the newsletter was written by me, and I am all ‘spoke’ out.

What I want you to know is that your pastor, and church leaders, are constantly at working ‘fine tuning’ and ‘adjusting’ everything that goes on in church. For instance, did you notice where Pastor Steve now stands at the close of worship? That is so he can be sure to “shake hands and greet” each and every visitor we have and to make sure we have gathered their contact information so we can follow up with them later in the week. That goes for our church family members as well.

It might appear to be a ‘small adjustment’…but everything and anything we can do to ‘enhance’ our ministry will help our church. Do you have other ideas of things we can do? Share them with Pastor Steve or Board Chairman Chris. Who knows, your idea may be the one that enables us to ‘leap forward’ in some special or significant way.

With a Spirit to Serve,

Pastor Steve

Pacific Southwest Regional Gathering

On Saturday, October 19th, the members of Disciple churches throughout the Pacific Southwest Region will be meeting at the Fullerton Ministry Center (aka, 1st Christian, Fullerton). This will be a great time of fellowship, prayer, song, study and preaching. ALSO, VERY IMPORTANTLY…you will have the opportunity to meet our new Regional Pastor, the Rev. Richie Sanchez, who began in his new position in September.

If you are interested in going, contact Pastor Steve for further details.