This was one of those extremely busy weekends for me and the family. It started on Saturday morning with officiating at the funeral for a long-time member who passed away this past Tuesday. I had been with her at the care center and had prayer with the family just a half an hour before she passed away. The couple had lived here in Lee's Summit for more than 60 years and the crowd at the visitation and the funeral home was huge.
That evening I attended Lee's Summit North's production of "The Producers" in which our son plays the leading role of Max Bialystock. He did an outstanding job with his performance.
Sunday morning it was my privilege to baptize a young man whom I recently led to the Lord after he just showed up one evening on a Wednesday night. Several of our staff had spoken with him on different occasions, and I had the opportunity to lead him to Christ a couple of weeks ago. I also had the chance to preach yesterday as our senior pastor was leading a marriage enrichment retreat in Branson for about 20 of our couples. I preached from John 4 and the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. If you're interested in hearing the sermon, it's available here.
I attended a matinee of The Producers yesterday afternoon again before heading back to evening services at church where we had a preview of our new contemporary service set to begin on January 2, 2011. We'll be offering a traditional service at 8:00, the blended service we currently have at 9:30, and the contemporary service at 11:00. Finally, I wrapped up the weekend with deacons' meeting after the evening service. It was a busy weekend, but wonderfully enjoyable.