About one hundred and twenty persons gathered at the Orvin Lance Drive Proper- ty at noon on April 27th. It was part of our 1st Anniver- sary Celebration of the “Laying the Foundation…” Capital Campaign. Homemade Ice cream and a specially made cake, as well as ice cold water and lemonade were enjoyed by all.
For many it was the first opportunity to step on to the prop- erty and see first hand just what a wonderful piece of property it is. Several noted how large it is. Others marveled that you could go anywhere on the property without walking up stairs or going up a hill.
This property was consecrated for the Glory of God. The Pastor’s prayer read in part:
“Eternal God, By the power of your Holy Spirit Conse- crate this Property to your glory that through its use the Kingdom of God will be built up. Bless and sanctify what we do here on it and how we use it, that through our stewardship of it, Christ Jesus may be glorified and Blue Ridge United Methodist Church may flourish according to your will.
“Save us from that failure of vision which would make our use of this property too small, too self-centered or too timid. But stir in us that Holy Imagination, that there may be no limit to what you will accomplish through it.”
Now, O God, Sanctify this place. For everything in heaven and earth is yours; and yours Lord is the dominion; and you are exalted as head over all. Amen.