This week begins the rush that is December in our church. The ladies decorated the church Saturday afternoon. The theme is a country Christmas. One lady brought in actual, real pine trees from her parents' property out in the country along with some pine cones, old lanterns, mini hay bales, ice skates, cowboy boots, and a gate. The platform now looks like a mini forest! It's so pretty!
And the banner behind the pulpit . . . one of our ladies made it. She designed it, painted it, and lettered it. Absolutely gorgeous!
We have a couple of parties planned, one for the adults and one for the teens, a family Christmas program, our annual Pastor's Open House, and a Watch Night Service for New Year's Eve. In between we'll continue our regular soulwinning, bus visitation, church services . . . it's busy, but it's exciting! Wes, Beth, and I have been helping with bus visitation on Saturday mornings, and I've come to love visiting the moms of the bus kids and getting to know them. I invited the teenaged sister of one of the bus riders last Saturday, and she came Sunday morning! I was so glad to see her, and I'm hoping to get her mom and dad to come soon. Speaking of bus visitation, Beth drove me around Saturday morning. This is my baby, driving a car! She did a fine job, but I do get a little nervous yet. Sunday morning, two of the bus riders accepted Jesus as their Saviour! That's the whole purpose of all the visiting, calling, inviting, picking up, singing, playing games - all in an effort to get the children under the message of the Gospel and see them saved. Praise the Lord for Dallas and Lily getting saved yesterday!
So that's what we're up to right now. Working and setting up house. Hopefully adding crafting and sewing within the next week. Loving being busy with real life!