Pastor Don Wolan

Pastor Donald Wolan
Downriver Christian Community Church
Melvindale, Michigan

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Quiver Full!

Psalm 127
Unless the Lord builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.
In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Sons are a heritage from the Lord,
children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Last Sunday, the leadership of Downriver Christian Community Church was proud to announce to the congregation the setting into the office of deacon five men whose lives have exemplified the word "servant." Recognized and ordained for their commitment and devoted service to Jesus as well as to Downriver Christian Community Church were Fred and Esther Ramsey, Ed and Jenny Lindlbauer, Bobby and Michelle Ramirez, Donovan and Cathy Rowe, and Steve and Allison Shank. These men, along with their faithful wives, have served DCCC over the past years with hearts fully devoted to the care, oversight, and service of the DCCC saints and have sacrificed of their time, talents, and tithes to ensure that the local church remains healthy and evangelistic. Having been selected to take upon themselves the administration and oversight of various functions within DCCC, they have displayed through trials and testings those outstanding qualities that are described in 1 Timothy:

Deacons also must be worthy of respect. They must be honest and true. They must not drink too much wine. They must not try to get money by cheating people. They must hold on to the deep truths of the faith. Even their own minds tell them to do that. First they must be tested. Then let them serve as deacons if there is nothing against them. In the same way, their wives must be worthy of respect. They must not say things that harm others. In anything they do, they must not go too far. They must be worthy of trust in everything. A deacon must be faithful to his wife. He must manage his children and family well. Those who have served well earn the full respect of others. They also become more sure of their faith in Christ Jesus.

Haven proven themselves as good stewards over the ministries and people they oversee, these spiritual sons and their wives are definitely a heritage from the Lord and a quiver full of arrows necessary for spiritual combat and kingdom advancement. We consider ourselves blessed and fortunate to have these men and their wives as part of the leadership team at Downriver Christian Community Church and look forward to their important generational impact for the name and the cause of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God watch over the house you labor to build and the section of the city he has set you over to keep watch of. Be faithful and diligent to your trust. And now- let's get back to work!      

Stay Holy, My Friends!


Pastor Don 

1 comment:

  1. Ed and Donna MedranoOctober 16, 2012

    We have watched these men and their wives over the years and truly are blessed by them. They have have proven themselves before our Lord and Savior as servants not only to Downriver, but also to this community and the call of God. Thank you for your commitment and dedication.


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