Every once in a while, a Sunday is so crazy that this column doesn’t get written on a Sunday. Yesterday was one of those. I knew it was going to be long, I didn’t know how long. Despite the fact it was long – it was a good day. It topped off a good week – a fairly normal week – well, as close to normal as I’ve gotten lately.
As I woke up this morning we were at a chilly 20 degrees – with a dusting of snow on the ground. Yesterday was a chilly and a bit blustery of a day, but things should change this week and spring should be making its appearance.
Today is the three year anniversary of our interview weekend at McCrae Brook. I continue to be amazed how God is working – both here and in our community. Two of the events we had yesterday, were oriented at the community. On Sunday afternoons, I am directing a community choir and we will present a concert on Palm Sunday evening. We have a great group of dedicated singers and they do a great job. Last night we had a community youth rally, where a local man shared how God delivered him from addiction and redeemed him. The testimony was powerful.
Earlier last week, Anna and I took a road trip to Dubois for a follow-up visit. And we also had our community lenten luncheon on Wednesday. On Saturday, I took advantage of a relatively free day and updated some electrical switches in my office and updated some lighting fixtures in the church.
In addition to the community stuff yesterday, we did have a good service yesterday. Pam preached from John 15, where Jesus tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches and we need to stay connected to the vine – otherwise we are worthless.
I’m up early because this is going to be a full day and I needed some quiet time before everything got rolling. I continue to praise the Lord for what he is doing. Hope you have a great week!