Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Morning Musings ...

Today is cold, but not as cold as yesterday. Yesterday morning the wind chill was in the -20's, today it is merely -12, a viritual paradise feeling. Not! With the cold and the fact that it was snowing and blowing with 30 to 40 mph winds yesterday I feel fortunate to have had such a good day. The spirit in our morning worship was very good. We came into worship after a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast where we honored our Sunday School teachers. There was a surprisingly good attendance for this event given the frigid conditions. We worshipped around tables since we had just finished breakfast there a few minutes earlier. That makes things a little more difficult, but it worked out very well.

We had a surprisingly good attendance for worship and even had visitors who braved the cold. We have some newer people who have really gotten established and are now regular attenders. I had a couple of great conversations with a couple of these newer people yesterday and it was fun to hear one of them talk about a mutual acquaintance that they have been inviting to come to church. Another of these newer people talked about loving our church and all that is offered to them and their children. Those type of conversations certainly warm a pastor's heart.

Amazingly we had good attendance in our service last evening, with the wind still blowing and the actual temperature down around 3 or 4 degrees. I have been doing a series called "You Asked For It", where I am addressing questions from the congregation, last night was dealing with forgiveness. We had what we called a "hospitality" after the service, that means we eat. The lesson prompted some awesome discussion as people sat around their tables.

All in all yesterday was a generally encouraging day. Oh, it had a moment or two that made me grit my teeth, but that comes with the territory of being a pastor.

Here's hoping you can find a way to stay warm today. If nothing else works remember that Jesus is passionately in love with you.


At 11:50 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Great to read the news about your church....sounds like God's doing some good things there!

PS: Nice comment you left me...I wanted to fire back...then I realized it's true. HA! Can't wait to see you at the draft!

PPS: Mark still stinks.

PPPS: Is Jeff Bagwell available?


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