Monday, November 1, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

On Saturday we had a work day at the church.  A lot of people showed up for it and they worked really hard.  They worked as if the building was their Lord's house.  It was a very productive day.  We now have new lights in the foyer.  The sign out front has been repaired.  The closets have all been cleaned out and some painting has been done.  Things look really nice. They surprised me at lunch on Saturday with a cake (pictured).  It was in honor of my 8th anniversary at Walnut Street Baptist Church.  I came to Hillsboro in view of a call the last Sunday of October, 2002.  They gave me a nice card as well. 

The Mattingly family arrived while we were working at the church.  They got their sound equipment set up and then came to our house to spend the night. We enjoyed their visit and took them out to eat for supper.  We kept them up to midnight talking about the Bible, Gospel songs, and politics.  In the morning we had breakfast together and then headed to church. 

I really enjoyed the Sunday School lesson and the Mattinglys did an outstanding job singing and sharing the Gospel of Christ.  We had a church wide covered dish lunch with a lot of really good food.  The afternoon past quickly as we visited back at the parsonage until 3:30 when they were due to leave for their next scheduled concert at a church in Fort Worth.  As they were about to leave they discovered their truck had a flat tire.  I happened to have a plug kit in my trunk and gave that to them to fix the flat.  It worked really well and they got on the road in time to make their next appointment. 

Our services tonight were really good and choir practice was great fun with lots of laughter.  I love choir practice.  Tomorrow we plan to go over to Palestine to help our daughter and son-in-law install a new hot water heater.

The second  picture is of the ladies painting one of the Sunday School rooms.  The third is painting the rail on the south end of our building. The fourth is the crew working on the sign. God bless you.

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