THE PASTOR'S KEYBOARD
This year will mark my 34th year in the pulpit on Easter morning. Where do the years go? I can’t say that I remember them all but I remember many of them.
There were a number of years when we brought our kids to church on Sunday morning in their pajamas for early services. Ellen would dress them in the balcony of the church while the service was going on. I could see her up there struggling with four kids by herself. She’s a saint.
I recall the Easter morning when David played a special piano piece. Ellen sat with him to help turn the pages so I held our baby Alissa. She decided it would be a good idea to throw up all over me while I was wearing a black robe.
There was the Easter when a member of our church asked to play a special music piece in honor of Ellen and me… what was I to say?! The music was unrecognizable… even though we were told it was “Amazing Grace”. We were still touched.
I recall the Easter over in Mt Vernon Cemetery when I had asked a friend to preach at our sunrise service. IT WAS BITTER COLD. I don’t know why we didn’t go inside!
There were Easters where I would look out and see Ellen and my four kids sitting together… the girls all with flower corsages. I miss those days. I REALLY miss those days. There were Easters spent at Ellen’s parent’s house with her family. Her parents are now gone. I miss those days too.
I am reminded of many Easters when total strangers showed up at church. I would think that maybe they were having a spiritual awakening and we would see them again… Alas, it was just an “Easter person.”
There are many, many more memories. I hope that you and your family make new and positive ones this year.
We are continuing with our inter-generational class at 9:00 on Sunday mornings.
Our confirmation class has been meeting on Sunday mornings for the past few months and will be examined by Session and joining church in April. Please join us as we welcome them as members.
Approved engaging Lovorn Engineering for mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings for the kitchen renovation.
Approved the following dates:
- May 20 – Graduation Sunday (high school and college)
- June – 25-29 VBS
- Pie and Praise – July (tentatively)
- August 12 – Corn Roast
If you would like to be notified via email when a church member or a close relative of a member (parent, child, or sibling) passes please call the church office. We promise we will not give your email address to anyone, nor will we abuse it.
If you would like to follow Rev. Little's somewhat weekly devotional blog, go to https://ruminations392.wordpress.com, click “Follow” at the bottom right of the page, and then follow the instructions.