Here we are on the last Sunday in August. This month has flown by. On Wednesday, I started my regular van run again. We have a two week stint and then a week off and then we go all the way to Thanksgiving. The van run is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I found out this week that Pam will be joining me for my afternoon run as soon as all her clearances check out.
On Saturday, we took James back to Houghton. It sure is quiet around here. Anna was back on the computer today after getting the summer off. James begins his second year at Houghton. If I recall correctly, he will be the Vice President of the class of 2020.
This week, Anna heads back for in-service days. Olean School District starts after Labor Day. So we have been getting ready for everyone to head back to school.
This past week, the local ministerial association served lunch to the teachers of our school district. This is an annual event and I thought it was wonderful again this year. Pam plans to do the little monthly gifts like last year. The teachers were even giving her suggestions for types of chocolate.
On Thursday evening, the school district gave us drivers a dinner. That was nice. We had Beef on Weck, which is a local favorite. In case you’re wondering, click the link. I like it.
It’s been a busy first week of school and I’ve had to adjust all over again after having three weeks off. Friday night we had a wonderful worship service at Emmaus Road. It’s pretty amazing to have musicians who can follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
This morning’s service was another wonderful outpouring of God’s Spirit. God again granted favor as I preached. We had 34 for worship and we averaged 33 for August. That is the best monthly average since we have arrived. I preached on the subject of Gentleness. During the sermon, I surprised a few people with an illustration, but the sermon was well received. Paul writes, “Let your gentleness be evident to all.” I asked the question, “If gentleness was a crime, would there be enough evidence of gentleness in your life to convict you in a court of law?” It’s a question that all of us need to ponder.
Well it’s time to wrap this up. Tomorrow I have to have the van inspected. But I want to get in a run first. So have a great week. Blessings….