On Saturday, as I pulled into the church parking lot at 7:04AM, there was already an early-bird yard sale-er pulling in behind me! With that kind of early-response, it was no surprise that our church yard sale was a huge success! We probably had close to 200-people come through our basement-turned-garage to look through and purchase items donated by our church people, their friends, and family. We sold large and small items and I was surprised how many people also were ready to eat freshly-grilled hotdogs during those morning hours!
The fundraiser took in just less than $450 and we thank God for that! We are already beginning to brainstorm our next church fundraiser that we’re hoping to have in mid-July!
On Sunday, even with moving our clocks forward an hour we had our average Sunday morning attendance as I began a 2-week series entitled “Like Christ”. This week we discussed how Jesus lived ‘behind the scenes’ and how we as His followers need to apply his private-lifestyle into our own routine. I tied in the private-life of Jesus to the realization of Lent being an inward-focus and I closed the service with a video that helps us imagine what Jesus’ 40-day wilderness fast might have looked like:
My sermon can be found here if you’re interested in listening.
It was great having my mother-in-law and sister-in-law in for the weekend visiting our family from Indiana, too! While I was away for many hours, it was comforting knowing that Jess and the kids were enjoying their visit!