Yesterday was officially vacation Sunday. About half the church was gone, it seems, on vacation. The numbers were unusually low as is noticeable in the choir. We had a total of 8 in our choir yesterday. They were small in number but strong in voice & sound! We thoroughly enjoyed their song entitled “Affirmation of Faithfulness.”
Miss Anna Carpenter did an outstanding piano offertory solo of “Master, the Tempest Is Raging.” Of course that is a favorite song to me, but still, it was amazing. It took right off at the get-go & was a perfectly lovely sound with great keyboard dynamics. Not only was it beautifully done, but it had a special dessert at the end which was exceptionally sweet! I recognized publicly both her father & mother for their financial investment to her piano ministry that blessed us so. I also acknowledged Mrs. Emily Blewett’s father & mother for financially supporting her in her piano lessons all those years & then making her practice when she did not want to. Both ladies were such a blessing on the keyboard yesterday.
I preached from Isaiah 41:10 on “Fear Thou Not.” Although the attendance was less than usual, the response was greater than expected! We had a lady join the church yesterday morning. Also a new family with two children returned from their visit last Sunday morning & they stayed for the Quarterly Church Family Meeting & the dinner after the AM service too. So the tone of the service was good; the presence of the Lord was palatable; & the fellowship was exceptionally sweet. PTL for all of His blessings even on a vacation Sunday!