The morning started with a meeting (informal, of course) with the deacons. It was decided that I would do a "dry run" for next week by doing the opening prayer, the announcements, the pastoral prayer and the pastoral song. It was a re3ally good feeling to be able to do all that and not be tired. It felt good to be back in the pulpit. Swann Juline preached, so I didn't have to. Ethan was at winter retreat for the Senior High so he was unavailable. I often joke with him about having "a vacation" but I know that it is a lot of work taking the Sr. High to retreat.
We were missing about 20 or more people for travel or sickness. I think we still had about 150 or more. I shudder to think how many people we would have if everyone were there the same Sunday. We would probably have 225 or more. (That is theologically speaking, of course).
Overall it has been a good Sunday so far. Someone payed for our meal at Godfather's so we had a free meal, making for a GREAT Sunday. Now I am watching Phillie at Arizona. GO ARIZONA.
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