Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday Mind Dump - December 25, 2011

Absolutely a great day at PCC.

I couldn’t believe the attendance.  We had no way of knowing how many would show up Christmas morning for such an early service (after all, it was a 9:00 AM service), so we only ran two hundred bulletins, but we ran out of them 15 minutes before service even began.  The seating was packed to capacity.  I don’t even know the accurate count, but it was almost as good as a regular Sunday.  The ushers had to bring out extra chairs and run back to the kitchen and prepare extra Communion elements.

The people of PCC never cease to amaze me.

I tried to take a couple of pictures but they all came out blurry.

We had a shorter than normal song service, only two songs, and then we went right into Communion.  BTW, I thought the singing was exceptional by our band and worship team.  The Communion service was deeply meaningful too.  Renee Jones hit it out of the park with the Communion song, “Mary Did You Know.”

The song, “Jesus Messiah” was good too. 

After service, Renae and I attended services at Christian Life in Milton, on Avalon Blvd.  We got to sit together in church - a rare thing - and even held hands.  :-)

We received Communion there too.  Very nice to see how other churches practice this ordinance.  Gave me some ideas.

On the drive down Hwy 90 I was very encouraged and pleased to see that all the churches along that route were having services.  Godly people with godly leaders doing it right.

There’s a lesson here:  Don’t ever cancel your Sunday services in Santa Rosa County (unless there is a Hurricane) or you’ll be tarred & feathered and run out of town on the end of a fence rail!

Will be making a hospital visit later this afternoon.  One of our church family has suffered a major crisis – on Christmas day of all days.

My laptop has been down for a week.  That’s one reason why there been a slowdown in my blog postings recently.  I should get it out of the repair shop tomorrow or Tuesday.

Just got through having Christmas dinner with my family and time around the tree.  Blessed.

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