No, the noises weren't spooky sounds, although it is the right time of year! They were noises of the women cleaning the kitchen! Cleaning the kitchen, taking everything out of every cupboard, labeling items that need labeling, wiping the cupboards down, and putting items back! Seems like it would be pretty exhausting, but then time passed, and I thought I would take a look and see how things were going, and they were having coffee because they had finished cleaning and organizing! Many hands make light work! Then the ladies shared in some lunch and fellowship (they even let this pastor join in)! Why am I sharing this with you? Lately we have been highlighting different areas around the church that people have been working/volunteering in during the children's sermon, and this is one way that people are giving back to the church...not really a glamourous way, but it was something that needed to be done. Also, because there were many, it didn't take too long to do it, and I don't think it was too difficult for anyone to do while doing it together.
It reminds me of when Moses' Father-in-Law was basically telling Moses that he couldn't do it all, he was going to burn out, and the people too! He needed to enlist others to help in matters. "They will help you carry the load, making the task easier for you...then you will be able to endure the pressures..." Exodus 18:22-23
We need each other; it takes everyone doing their part (whatever part that is) for us to be able to reach out with the Good News of Jesus!