Monday, May 7, 2007

HERE HE IS FOLKS...

Mr. Will Irwin, the new Pastor of Children & Young Families at Sutherlin Family Church!!! After speaking (quite well, if you ask me:)) at church all weekend, an all-church meeting and unanimous vote, it was declared that starting at the end of June 2007, Will will begin his new responsibilities (or play time:)) with the children at our church. One of the funniest things about the big night for me...I already had a grandpa from the church come up and ask me after the announcement if "I was ready for all of my new duties?" Haha! Funny how that works eh? He also added on "Don't worry, you have lots of support around me to complete them." I just chuckled to myself. Good thing my "duties" in life are doled out by God and not man.

Here he is in all his glory! I was so proud of him that I took him out for dinner at Red Robin last night!



Here's a few pics of the big weekend:

Will and Paul prepping his sermon Thursday night, for the weekend...


Will giving his 1st SFC sermon "Holding Our Children with Open Hands"...
It was awesome!! We already heard a couple of great testimonies of how God spoke to hearts through Will, that's what it's all about... Will sitting up with Ed on the stage during "grill time" (anyone at the church meeting could ask questions of Will that they had about him and the position, yikes!) He pulled it off with grace and style though, despite his exhaustion from the big weekend...


Us waiting in the foyer, while the church meeting attendees asked private questions about Will & the position and took an affirmation vote on us, awkward (notice the tired eyes from both of us)... We prayed during those "waiting room" moments that God would accomplish His will, not man's and we trusted in Him either way it went. And as we were called back in & found out the big unanimous-vote news, Thank You Lord for showing favor to us, is all we had to say!!
P.S. If you'd like to hear Will's sermon from this weekend, just go to:
http://www.oursfc.org/Sermon/index.html Click on the MP3 icon next to Will's name!

6 comments:

Mr. Cherry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

KiaBia said...

Open hands indeed.
Congratulations Pastor Irwin.

Cristina said...

yay!

Just the 5 of us said...

Yay!!!!!
We are so excited for both of you! Will, God will use you for His might and glory!
Krystal, you are so right- God IS the only one to dole out our "duties". Remember that- I know you will, I'll just reinforce it every once in a while. :)

Papa Jon said...

WOO HOO! Way to go Irwin! May the Lord cause His face to shine upon you with your new ministry.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats Will! I can't wait to listen to the sermon :)
May God bless you both and keep you as you open another chapter of the book He is writing of your lives!!! How exciting!