Campfire Night

The weather cooperated last night, with only a few drops of rain, as many of us gathered around the campfire and roasted marshmallows and hotdogs and made smores. It was a lot of fun to see and hear many of our kids running around playing games – we had horseshoes, cornhole, tic-tac-toe toss, hula hoops, and other great stuff – while the grownups told stories and reminisced about the good old days. (For some, the good old days were the ’80s and ’90s… for some, the good old days were a little before that, but we’ll leave it there.)

Our fun was briefly brought to a halt, as we mourned the passing of Hoppy the Toad, who unwisely bounded back and forth in the road one too many times. Very sad, given how little traffic there was, but the lesson is: never play in the road. A couple of the children said a prayer for our little amphibian friend and then we carried on the way Hoppy would have wanted us to.

After about 4 hours of fresh air, fun, and fellowship, we wrapped it up about 11 o’clock, leaving the large pecan tree limbs decorated with glow sticks.

FYI, we’ll try to do another campfire night before the weather gets too warm!

Church Supper

Thanks to everyone who showed up and who contributed food and desserts for Thursday night’s church supper! With the increase in attendance, it becomes easier to have any kind of event, especially suppers. It has been far too long since we last shared fellowship over a meal.

Hopefully, we’ll do start doing this quarterly!

A Word from the Pastor…

What a wonderful Resurrection Sunday we had as a church family! It was exciting to see so many children running around the church yard before worship, hunting Easter eggs, with parents taking pictures and encouraging them.

But, even more heartwarming is the fantastic crowd we had for the worship service! One of the things I always look forward to the most is the chance to sing one of the best hymns in the hymnbook: “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.” As exciting as it is to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, it isn’t something we take off the shelf once a year and then put it away. If Christ is in your heart and you’re happy about that, then every day is a Resurrection celebration – we never quit giving thanks for His sacrifice!

God bless you! See you next Sunday!