I'm going to go ahead and do a Sunday review this afternoon instead of waiting till tomorrow. We had our first Sunday service in our home today. The rec centre is closed indefinitely due to the strike, and Sam heard on the news today that the workers' union and the city are still far from an agreement. There was a bus workers' strike here about 5 years ago that lasted 4 months. Months . . . not day or weeks!
This is what we started with this morning: our dining room/sewing room/home office combo set up as usual.
And here is how it looked after we moved the table into the kitchen (praise the Lord for a huge kitchen!) and set up our rental chairs . . .
We had several families absent this morning, so our attendance was down quite a bit. Wes sent Sam over to the rec centre to intercept anyone who might not realize that we weren't able to meet in our rooms there. We set up our keyboard and sang our usual hymns, Beth took the one pre-schooler upstairs for a story and to play a little, and Wes preached as usual. It worked very well, and I think we'll do ok for the duration of the strike. My dinner didn't even start smelling good and making people hungry while the preaching was going on! LOL The custom here in Canada, when you enter a house, is to take off your shoes. So today we had church barefooted! There's a first time for everything, isn't there?!
We'll have our evening service like always, and then cancel our Thursday night Bible study for this week, because we'll all be at camp.
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