Welcome to Sunday Night Thoughts on the last Sunday of April. For many Wesleyans this is the last Sunday of the fiscal year. Many of my pastor friends are busily working on Local Church Conference, budget committee meetings, nominating committees, statistical reports and so on. Pam and I have to work our annual service reports, but because we are currently without assignment, we don’t have to worry about the rest. It is nice in a way, but next year will be a different story. It’s interesting for most pastors (at least us Wesleyans) this time comes right after finishing up your taxes – talk about double trouble.
It has been very spring-like, yet without the rain. This week was an interesting week because on Wednesday we woke up to the smell of smoke. There was a wild fire – (almost 3,000 acres) about 30 miles from here. That made it tough to run on Wednesday. We really could use some rain.
We are getting ready for the big move – trying to get organized – that is a task. As I get older, I really dread the thought of moving. Funny story – the pastor who is retiring said that we could go through what was left of his library. Anna, Pam, and I found some books. Instead of leaving them there, we brought them home – to pack – to unpack back in Eldred.
I want to encourage you to check out our new church website. At the moment I don’t have a registered domain name, but here is the link. I also have set up an email address for the church as well as a Facebook account, Twitter, and Instagram. At the moment, I am trying to keep the Facebook account active and will try to post some things on the others, but most of that will wait until we are there. The Twitter account and Facebook account now appear on one of the first two pages of hits on Google if you google “McCrae Brook Wesleyan Church.”
This morning, we once again worshiped with our friends at Waynesboro Wesleyan and it was one of those good mornings. The congregation really sang and the Holy Spirit moved among us. I always love the Holy Spirit’s leading in picking out the songs and it is even cooler when things like the Sunday School lesson and worship pick up on the same themes.
This afternoon as a break from the usual, Pam and I went for a walk – a bit of a different walk. Sunspots Studios – a glass blowing studio and store was having a big blown glass festival. It was really cool to see all the artisans with their wares – even though much of it was too expensive for our blood. We also enjoyed walking through the downtown and as you may have already noticed – it inspired a new series of blog posts that I will put up on Sunday afternoons – I encourage you to check out Churches of Staunton and Surrounds.
That’s it for this week – have a great one!