I know this sounds like a broken record, but we had a wonderful weekend. On Friday, my family and I spent the day painting Wes’ office. Actually, Caleb, one of our students, spent the day painting with us as well. Late in the afternoon I had a wedding rehearsal. The bride was a teacher at Oakland Elementary School two years ago. She taught at another school this past year, but asked me to do her wedding.
On Saturday, Delma was ready to get an early start on round two of putting the playground together. He arrived at the church early, but the two guys he was counting on were not able to come, and one of the guys had most of the tools we needed. But here’s the amazing part. I made a few phone calls and within an hour Charlie, David, and Jr. were all there to help. And Dan, Scotty, and Jeff brought tools. You guys are awesome! Delma tells me we have about 5 hours of work left – probably, Sat. the 12th.
Our attendance was down a bit today, but that does happen some over the summer – vacations, etc. But it was just a great day. The Praise Team was awesome. I love getting to worship with my wife next to me in the service. And everyone really seemed to sing out today! We closed out the One Prayer series listening to a powerful message by Pastor Craig Groschel – Lord, Make Us One. One of the things that seemed to be the most powerful was closing out the message by asking everyone to kneel as we prayed for other area churches.
And here is the other thing that happened today that you might not have seen. I mentioned at the end of the service that there were a few things that we needed volunteers to help get done. George and Charlene took home the see-saw that needs to be put together for our playground. Christy and Jr. came back to the church and painted the trim in Wes’ office. Brooklyn and Austin came back to the church and put Wes’ desk together and changed out several lights around the building.
To some, these things might not sound significant. But to me, they are signs of servanthood, ownership, and life change. We have so many volunteers at Coastal! You guys blow me away all the time! The percentage of people who serve here is unbelievable.
I can’t wait for VBS! Pray for 100 kids! Several people took home yard signs and flyers! Pray & Invite!
We start a new series this Sunday – WANTED: Healthy Families! (Speaking of our new series – I need a saddle for decorations on the stage.) I can’t wait to preach Sunday! Enjoyed the time off – but jacked up, fired up, and ready to go this Sunday! Wes will be here on Sunday! Woo-hoo!
Loved Student Ministry tonight. Had an awesome time of prayer!
Well that’s about it. Get someone here Sunday! We all need this message!