Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Blitz

> Awesome time of worship this morning. Sermon hit a lot of hearts, communicating God's desire to turn our bitter into better. People were standing and clapping and lifting their hands without any prompting...not that outward expressions are always a sure sign of what's going on inside, but it's great to see freedom in worship.

> Thanks to Camas for filling in on electric guitar today...he's got a very different style and sound than our normal guys, but it fit really well with our song selection today!

> Also great to have Chad H. back from school and leading with us through the summer...he brings some great talent to the stage and give me a chance to sing some more BGVs.

> It's great fun to be able to see more of our nursery team in action now that my daughter is a regular in the infant room...I keep getting reports that she's a great baby, so I guess we'll keep sending her back there.

> Also great to know that my wife is serving in consistent ministry after a few years away due to her health issues...and I don't mind at all being able to ride home with my family after church instead of thumbing for a lift.

> Our church finally got the permit to begin finishing out the Kid Zone area upstairs...just in time too, as our kids from infants to middle school are multiplying like rabbits!

> It was nice to have a snack to munch on during the second worship gathering...hopefully our people will continue to remember that the food we serve on Sunday mornings is more about creating a welcoming atmosphere for our guests than it is providing breakfast for our regular attenders.

> Our last F1RST Wednesday of the year is coming up this week...we're taking a two month break to catch our breath and will be back in September!

> I hear we may have nearly 10 new partners (members) to add to our church in the next few weeks! I love that our church is growing with every age group, and mostly with new believers!

> After a few hours at the YMCA outdoor pool, a nice visit with my girlfriend Rita and a quick nap at my parents' house, it was a great ending to the day to watch the U of Florida's softball team make it to the world series finals by knocking a game-winning grand slam out of the park with two outs in the bottom of the last inning...that's fun stuff!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Blitz

I haven't done a Sunday Blitz in a long time...time to get back into it, I think...

> Today was Family Day at Nags Head Church, as we celebrated family with our favorite moms.

> We opened our worship gatherings today with about 13 minutes of KidMo, giving our adults a taste of what our elementary age kids do every week...Matt and Alex did a great job leading the kids, and it was sweet to see many of the adults joining in on the high energy songs and activities.

> Our youth and children's pastor, Andy preached today...a sermon about parenting that fit perfectly with my small group's discussion from this past week.

> We always do a parent/child dedication (ask me why we don't call it a "baby dedication") on Mother's Day, and today was definitely our biggest dedication ever, with over a dozen families committing to model Christ to their kids.

> We hosted a college student this weekend...Matt may come intern for Andy and I over the summer...pray that we can find him a good host family to live with if we do make the decision to bring him on with us.

> Hukilau Surf Camps are open for registration! Kahuna Steve is actually traveling down to Florida in a few weeks to run a camp for my BIL's youth group.

> May is the last "normal" month for us...June through August bring the big increase in attendance as the tourists flood our's an exciting time to belong to NHC!