It’s almost 10 PM on a Sunday evening and just getting to this. It has been a full, rewarding day – from our morning worship service to this evening’s Community Thanksgiving Service.
*(Now playing – Michael W. Smith – Michael W. Smith II) I have been listening to some older Christian albums of late and I have been enjoying playing bass along with them, like I did back in the day.
It has been a snowy weekend here in the Northern Tier. It all started as we were returning from our monthly district leadership meeting in Hamburg, NY. It was such a good time – it was like being in church – in a very good way. The Holy Spirit was evident as we met together.
On the way home – around Ellicottville, it started snowing. We had to pick up Anna at work and then I had a podiatrist appointment. By that time, roads were starting to get slick. We were supposed to have a choir practice for our community service, but we canceled because of the weather. By Friday morning, we were greeted with 9 to 9-1/2 inches of heavy, wet snow – and the kids went to school, albeit on a 2 hour delay. It took me some time to get the driveway shoveled out (by the way as I write the distinctive sound of a plow going by can be heard.
As a result of going to a nutritionist, Pam and I got a 30 pass to the YMCA. So, Saturday morning we got up and I did three miles on the indoor track. I loved that compared to running on a treadmill. But we also learned about some of the other fitness equipment. In the evening we went to one of our friend’s houses for their family’s thanksgiving celebration. I even ended up in an impromptu jam session.
Like I said we had two really good services. I preached from Psalm 136 this morning – Give thanks to the Lord…His faithful love endures forever. This evening I led worship and the community choir. It was a great service. I am thankful for a great bunch of community ministers – all who love the Lord and want to see the Kingdom of God grow.
This week is thanksgiving and I wish you an early thanksgiving. So that’s about it – I hope you have a great week.