Welcome to Sunday Thoughts for the first Sunday in September of 2021. The above picture was captured just a few minutes ago. It looks like we have some clouds moving in. It looks like there is a slight chance of some showers overnight. Tomorrow is Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer. For us here in the beach region of Delaware, that means the tourists won’t be quite as thick.
Here in Delaware the students go back to school. Some on Tuesday and many of them start on Wednesday. During our service this morning, we prayed for our students and we prayed for the teachers – and staff – and bus drivers. I am praying that our students have a wonderful and safe and blessed year. As a side note, I did finally get out to change the sign. It still had Vacation Bible School advertised on it.
This past week, the big event was a lunch that we put on for the teachers of the middle school. That school is to the left and about a block from the church. Tuesday night we gathered to prep food for the lunch. On Wednesday we served a lunch of cheeseburgers, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, along with homemade cookies. We got many compliments about the lunch. We are thankful for the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a local school. It was a positive impact on the community.
Yesterday, we once again were back at the Farmer’s Market. It was the first time the whole gang was there since July. We had a great time and sold quite a few scrapple sandwiches. I am enjoying being part of the farmers market family. We have just three weeks left and one of those weeks, we won’t be there.
I did get a chance to cut the grass this week – it was on one of those terribly humid days early in the week. I need to get out there tomorrow or Tuesday and get the grass cut in the field before it gets too long again. It was incredibly difficult to cut because even at noon the grass was still wet from the dew. Hopefully that won’t be the case this week.
This week, things move back to a more normal pattern. Tuesday night, I’m planning on attending the town council meeting. I want to see how things are done here. Wednesday evening, we restart our prayer meeting and then Thursday we have prayer meeting. So it will be a bit of a busy week.
We did have a good worship service this morning. The Journey had 42 people present, which is one of the highest attendances we have had – I think only tying Easter morning. It is encouraging. There was a good spirit in our service and I had several good compliments about the sermon. Pam taught Sunday School and did a great job presenting creation.
So that about wraps it up for the week. If you don’t work tomorrow, enjoy your Labor Day and if you go to a store or restaurant – treat those who serve you with kindness – after all they are working on what should be a day of rest.
Seize the Day!