Sunday Night Thoughts

Oh, deer! As I type a family of deer are hanging out in our back yard. I would share a picture except the battery in my camera died while taking some pictures of it. I’ll share it a little later.

Oh, dear! It feels like I have neglected my blog over the last couple weeks. To say it has been rough would be putting it mildly. About the only content I have put up was either the Sunday Collect or my Friday devotional. Hopefully, we will get back to some more regular content this week.

I am looking forward to leading our church through an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday night. It is a night that reminds us of our humanity – it reminds us of our sin – that we were made of dust and to dust we will return. It can make us uncomfortable to think about our mortality, but it is exactly the reason we should remember Ash Wednesday as we kick of 40 days of prayer and fasting.

As I mentioned above, it’s been a crazy few weeks. Two Sunday nights ago, we were at our district minister and spouses retreat. We had a great time at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. If was a wonderful time of retreat and relaxation, despite the fact that I had a cold.

Last weekend, we once again headed north to see the baptism of our newest grand daughter. It was a beautiful service. We did spend some time sight-seeing in Ottawa following the service on a relatively warm February day for the region.

Other than that I am getting ready to once again lead a community choir for a Palm Sunday Concert. We are doing a program called, Is He Worthy? The title song is the Andrew Peterson anthem of the same name. It is a beautiful worship song. The program mixes traditional hymns with contemporary classics along with a narrative that allows us to journey to the cross. We will be rehearsing on Sunday afternoons.

The last two Sundays at McCrae Brook – at least the ones we have attended have had a wonderful spirit of worship, for which I am very thankful. This morning we did an older worship tune “Come Now Is the Time to Worship” and “Living Hope.” The congregation really seems to enjoy this newer song. I completed a two-part series on the Beatitudes and in case you’ve never done it, very difficult to do in two sermons.

Pam and I have had inflow of kids on our van. Two weeks ago we were transporting 3 kids and now we are transporting 10. But, we consider what we are doing a ministry to these kids. We’ve had some interesting trips, especially in the morning – in the snow. Hopefully, spring will soon be here.

That’s about all I have for this week, catching us up on three weeks. Have a great week!

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