Here we are on the first Sunday night of September. Tomorrow is Labor Day and most are enjoying a long 3-day weekend. For our family it is the first 3-day weekend that Anna, James, and I have experienced in over a year. It is strange having a Saturday, Sunday, AND a Monday off. Yes, I know for the pastor Sunday isn’t really a day off, but we have had a great afternoon relaxing and sabbathing.
This past week was really the first “normal” week since we arrived in Eldred and we are starting to figure out our routine. On Tuesday we did go to Buffalo to visit a family member of someone from our church. On the way home we stopped by the Galleria Mall – which is an upscale mall outside of Buffalo.
This week I have several meetings with pastors. I will be meeting with the other local Wesleyan pastor for lunch on Tuesday and on Wednesday we meet with the Otto-Eldred Ministerium. We will start looking at the Thanksgiving Service, go over how our lunch went and also look at Baccalaureate for next year. It is good to be involved with the area clergy.
It looks like we are going to get back into summer time temps – even though we have seen the first of the leave start to change color – it is that time of the year and that time of the year will come here earlier than it did in Virginia. As I write, the sky is already dark – another sign that summer is coming to an end.
Tomorrow we plan on exploring some things in Pennsylvania. One of those being the Kinzua Skyway. Yes there will be pictures. We may explore Smethport on the way back as well. Smethport’s claim to fame is that is our county seat.
We are also looking forward to our first weekly prayer meeting at McCrae Brook. This will be a time of focused prayer and worship. We are going to change it up by holding it in our fellowship hall – to give it a different feel.
We had a good service this morning and I was encouraged that we had several younger people and some out-of-town guests. God is up to something and we are praying for Him to do His work.
That’s about all I have for this week. See you next Sunday night!