Maybe it's because I've been listening all week to the results of baseball games on CBC or maybe it's because the football season is working its way along to the Grey Cup again but I've been thinking about teams a lot recently. What has this got to do with St. Andrew's? Turns out it has a great deal to do with this church.
In today's Meditation, Karen said that David walked with God and God walked with David... that they were a team. This Meditation ...a team effort, by the way... followed hard on the heels of a most glorious anthem offered by our choral team. We were treated earlier in the service to the sweetness of another choral offering by our kids' team. We may have enjoyed a quiet chat afterwards with coffee and cookies provided by the hospitality team. There are so many teams which work so quietly behind the scenes to bring about the works of this church.
Karen had also remarked that God's people are set apart for something special and I think that something special is teamwork. Indeed without teamwork there would be no church. All this within the framework of the hymn sung today: Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth, shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth. Without God's hand, our efforts are lost; with God's help, what can we not achieve?