First Church Year #3
Thanks for joining me in the continuing adventures of our first year in our new church. If I simply give a rundown of what happened each week, this thing could get boring. I’m going to try to give a unique picture each week of what is going on.
Something exciting happened in Sunday School. Last week we had prayed for a lady who was having surgery for a tumor. Her husband reported that the tumor was a little worse than expected. It was malignant and wrapped around the small intestine. The exciting part is that the surgeon successfully removed it all and she is cancer free.
A funny thing happened before the service. I was asked by the gentleman who coordinates the taking up of the offering to help. I think a few of the other guys looked at me wondering who I was.
An older pastor preached yesterday. More than likely he will be the interim pastor while they begin the search for a new pastor soon. Without saying it this way, I felt like his message was basically, “Folks, you’ve been through a rough time. Get over it. Focus on going forward.” Of course, that is a good message for anyone and he said this is a caring, loving way.
Some events are coming up that should help us assimilate even more into the church. There is going to be a game night in a week or so. I look forward to playing some games and kicking some folks rear ends. That should help me introduce myself to some people. There will also be a chili/soup fellowship to help raise money to send the youth to a youth conference.
All in all, it was a pretty good Sunday at church.
How was your assembling of the saints this week?