The past two Sunday’s I’ve visited St. Paul’s and St. George’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. Fondly known as Ps and Gs, the church is a delightful place. A major remodel that has brought an old world “cathedral” into a contemporary worship and discipleship space. Vanessa Parr, associate rector, did a great job yesterday. Personable, Biblical, engaging, challenging message. One of those, “I wish I’d have preached that…” messages.
The rector made an amazing appeal for funds at the end. I’ve heard several appeals, but few as effective as this one. Direct, clear, not harsh…made me feel like I should give. I hope it motivated the folks to get on board. His message was simple: “If you find Ps and Gs to be your spiritual home, don’t merely continue to receive, be sure you give back.” Solid.
But, I confess, I wouldn’t trade. I’ll take Madison Park any day. Can’t wait to see the future unfold as God continues to move us forward. We are blessed…we are responsible for the blessing…and I believe we are up to it.