Sabbath Joy

Day 289 in my pilgrimage to meet up with Mickey

Today’s plan was to (1) go to worship to praise the God who loves me, (2) give a sister in Christ a new copy of Birnbaum’s 2015 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide and (3) have a family of four who are new to our church over for brunch.

  1. Today our summer schedule began: one service each Sunday at 9:30 am.  The service was such a blessing!  Since today is Pentecost Sunday, our first reading was from the Second Chapter of Acts.  This chapter is all about the coming of the Holy Spirit.  We heard verses of it read in ten different language, including Greek, Hausa (a Northern Nigerian language), French, Catalan, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Latin and Hindi.  It was very powerful.  And then during the Lord’s Prayer, each of these readers recited it in their language.  Awesome!
  2. Melinda Voelcker is a dear sister in Christ.  She was the Worship Leader at our Cafe Chocolat Retreat.  Then she filled in for me as director of our contemporary band, Damascus Road, while I was recuperating from my recent surgery.  She and her husband are taking their two daughters to Walt Disney World in October for the first time. I told her she needed what I consider to be the definitive guide:Birnbaum’s 2015 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide, so I picked one up for her. I’m so excited for them!  They will have a ball, for sure!
  3. We had a lovely few hours with the Bakfwash family: Yakubu, Diana, Faith and Teyphyra.  How wonderful to hear of their lives and to share ours with them.  I look forward to getting to know them better as we continue to worship together.

Meet you at the Kingdom!

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