Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunday Mind Dump - May 6 (Tuesday Edition)

What a weekend.  Friday was a full day.  Saturday was a full day.  And Sunday was a full day.  I was so fatigued on Monday that I didn’t have the mental strength to write.

At any rate, we had a great day Sunday.  Attendance was up.  Giving was solid.  Kidz Zone had about 80 kids.  The nursery was stacked.  You should’ve seen it.  The people who work in this area deserve a medal for the job they do each week.

Trust me, your labor of love does not go unnoticed.

Sunday’s message was from Luke 9:23-26.  It was very challenging.  But I was also very encouraged because a lot of people spoke to me afterwards telling me how meaningful it was.

Some of the content from last Friday’s blog (What is a Disciple?) was the introduction to the message.

Based on the feedback we are getting from so many people, I think the concept of “make disciples” is taking hold.

After church, Renae and I had lunch with an old friend of ours who we haven’t seen in 20 years or so.  He and his family attended service with us, and then invited us to their home.  They have a fabulous place in East Milton, about 40 acres of land that is loaded with pecan trees.  He and his wife were so gracious, and easy to talk to.  The meal was home run too – roast with all the trimmings, and most of the vegetables came out of their garden.  We have a lot in common – having the same ministry background – and had a lot of catching up to do.

As soon as lunch was over, Renae went straight back to the church (without even going home) to get ready for the evening service – Night of Worship.

The evening service was a huge success.  About 150 people attended the event.  The music was very good, with an intermission at the mid way point.  One of the most enjoyable aspects of the night were the two testimonies shared by Renee Jones and Mike Guy, as well as the message by Greg Gill.  The theme of each persons talk was on some aspect of worship.  Very effective. 

Today at the church we had a plumbing disaster.  I’ll spare you the details, but it was very gross.  Tomorrow morning we’re having a service call from Roto Rooter to fix the problem.  That should give you an idea.  PS – it happened in the admin hallway.  Did I say this was a disaster?

Although this is brief, take a look at the pictures.  They'll give you an idea.  I took about thirty pictures, but these came out the best. 

1 comment:

Brooke McIntire said...

Sunday night was so encouraging for me. Renee's testimony hits very close to my own heart, and was that breath of fresh air that I needed to help me through a difficult time. God really ministered to me through the worship, and that speaks volumes to Renae and the worship team's ability to follow the guidance of the Spirit. So very thankful for all of you. Satan was working very hard to keep me from even going to Night of Worship. Now I know why.