Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Morning Musings ...

It is currently 11:43 am, so I am just barely making this a "morning" musing, but here goes. Yesterday was a good day. I suspected that we would be down in attendance. My reasoning was that it was very cold over the weekend, we had a few weeks in a row of very good attendance, so I just figured we were due for a low attendance. We were down from the previous 2 weeks but didn't drop too far, that was encouraging. There was a good spirit in the service and this was with us missing 2 of band members and our worship leader was struggling with sickness all week. The church presented us with a love offering in honor of our 4 year unanimous renewal of our call here. There seemed to be a very attentive during the message. Many people hung around and talked for a long period of time, again a continued good sign.

Sunday evening was very eventful. We had a good time of singing and then we had a very good time of prayer. I asked those who had a heavy burden and really needed to know they were not alone as they faced it this week to stand. Then I asked those around them to stand by them and place hands on their shoulders in support as we prayed for them and committed to for them each day this week. It was a very special time. A week ago I began a series called "You Asked For It!" Where I am addressing questions from the congregation about almost anything. Last night was "What is the big deal about sexual sin? Is it worse than other sins?". It caught everyone's attention if nothing else. I imagine that there were parts of the answers that did not exactly make some people feel good, but it was truthful. Then we discovered that someone had come into the building and stolen someone's coat during the service. A person was seen leaving but someone who thought to write down the license plate number of their vehicle and so it has been tracked down and found already. Next time someone says "nothing ever happens at church", I have a night to tell them about.

Saturday evening we had our 4th or 5th annual variety show. It is just a fun night. There is singing, drama, and other stuff. Some is serious, most is not, it is just plain fun. We had a very good crowd, most of whom do not attend our church, so it is an effective night of community contact and planting positve seeds about our church.

Here's hoping you know that you are loved and being lifted in prayer.

2 Comments:

At 1:39 PM, Blogger Shelley Flickinger said...

Unanimous renewal. 4 years in a row. Awesome! Isn't that a great encouragement!

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Thank you for your kind words and prayer concerning my little one.

 

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