Yesterday was a flurry of activity. Bible class and the Service of the Word in the morning; then we invited the elders and their families over for lunch and the Blessing of a Home in the Parsonage. They had done some renovation before we got here, and for other reasons we decided it would be good thing. Then we enjoyed Amy’s BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches (fitting, considering the Gospel for the Day), and we visited until after 2:00. At 4 p.m. I had my adult Catechism class, which was enjoyable. The first 30-45 minutes we usually spend reading through parts of Matthew’s Gospel. Right now we’re on the Sermon on the Mount, and had some excellent discussion about the “hard sayings” of Jesus about murder, adultery, and divorce. After that, two of the class members brought pizza over to the parsonage, and we enjoyed visiting with them until well after 8 p.m.
Today I’m spending the day with my boys while Amy and Susan go to Burlington, IA for an orthodonist check-up and Lizzy is at school. I think I’ll take them to the local diner for breakfast. Then…who knows?