Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Morning Musings ...

Yesterday was another good day, in fact it was a very good day. Our weather was very cold, it was -3 at 8am not counting the wind chill. There was a good sense of excitement and anticipation before the service began. The Spirit during our time of singing was wonderful and powerful. The message went okay. The focus in the series on "Whatever ... It Takes" was on getting started. That the starting point needs to be "whatever is true" from Philippians 4:8. If I start from anywhere else I will not end up where God wants me to be. Talked about dwelling in the Word of God. Not just passing through it but knowing it and making sure it impacts how we live.

The attendance was the best we have had in a long time, and that on a cold day. A special highlight was a family from a former pastorate that made a surprise visit. I discipled him after he accepted Christ, I did their premarital counselling and did their wedding. They dropped in with their 3 beautiful children. It was a great surprise and encouraging to see them and hear how they are serving the Lord. There were other nice surprises in attendance as well.

There was a meeting and meal for the nursery and early childhood workers and parents. It was very well attended and there was a great spirit of cooperation. There were even some people who stepped forward and said they wanted to serve in this area. That was encouraging.

The evening discussion and recap of the morning message was okay. The encouraging thing there was some different people speaking up and sharing. Hopefully we are moving toward becoming a more open group where we share questions, concerns and insights.

Here's hoping you find someone to encourage this week.


At 9:08 AM, Blogger Todd Owens said...

What family dropped by?


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