Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday Morning Musings ...

Another Monday morning and I have already traveled 80 some miles round trip to be at the hospital with someone before a heart procedure. (It went well, thank the Lord.) Now I am in my office reflecting on the most recent Sunday, which if I am accurate was yesterday. It was a great day.

We had a Ministry Job Fair during Sunday School. It was very good, people worked really hard and their booths looked great, a reasonable number of people came and some even signed up to do ministry they have not done before. Our worship was good, several children sang a special song with great energy, and the service had a great spirit about it.

Now for the crowning moment of the day. We had a baptism service late afternoon followed by a picnic. It had rained most of the day. It didn't completely stop until 4 pm, (guess when we were scheduled to start? You guessed it, 4 pm.) and then the weather was absolutely perfect. There 7 who were baptized and 82 who attended the outdoor event. The testimonies of the 7 were awesome and there were many in the crowd who shed tears of joy. (you know it is a good service when that happens.) The water in the pond was warm and we didn't lose anyone. The picnic was a big hit and people stayed and talked or fished for a couple of hours.

I absolutely love baptism services. To hear the testimonies. To see the passion and joy on people's faces. To watch parents and grandparents who are so proud (the right kind of pride) and see the smiles on the faces of those who get baptized.

Bring it on Monday, I can take you today!


At 7:59 PM, Blogger Nic said...

Haha...glad you didn't lose anyone! :)

At 11:19 PM, Blogger kris said...

Dad it sounds like it was a great service. We watched the footage for the baptism at NMC yesterday at church-it was fun to watch their faces when they came up out of the water. Maybe fun isn't the right word, it was exciting and maybe a little bit humbling.


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