This is the continuation of our Sunday morning Service series Entering the Promise. Today’s focus is Getting in the Word Of God and Getting the Word of God in you.
The purpose of these posts is to give you a quick glimpse into our lives at the Vicarage.
Feb. 26th– Today we met with Tamie Charbonneau a lady from the church who is going to come and sit with mom while we are at church on Sunday. Tamie is a member of our church and an EMT. I am thankful she has offered to help us.
After she left I finished writing my sermon for Sunday. I have not actually blogged at all in a few days. Sitting down to do anything more than ministry writing has been out of the question.
When Amanda got home from work my friend Ray and I headed up to Cheshire County Medical Center to pick up our elder friend who was just being discharged today after a week in hospital.
Feb. 27th- Saturday. I don’t think I have mentioned it before but Brenda has been away this week house sitting for one of her supporters. It has been good as Amanda and I are discovering what it is going to be like when Brenda goes back to The Netherlands working our schedules around Mom’s needs. I know it has only been a week, but I sense that perhaps we are not going back to our old normal where mom could get up and around on her own. I am beginning to plan for the long haul here. My friend Ray reminded me just yesterday that I had to be sure (especially if this was a long haul ahead) to give myself time to be a human being not just a human doing.
Feb. 28th– Today I preached the first sermon in a series called Entering the Promise….
March 1st– I have decided Mondays will be writing days. I have had Carrie (my secretary at Cornerstone) book them in my calendar. I am working on several writing projects this week…sermon for Sunday…. Bible study for Wednesday…. a list of questions for the board, and at last I have gotten back to blogging. Yay!!!
March 2nd– Staff meeting today. We have been having a conversation about our purpose, mission and vision. Today we spoke about genuine life change.
DO YOU THINK PEOPLE CAN REALLY CHANGE?
March 3rd– Today I had an appointment with one of our elders to meet with a nursing agency which is going to help her around the issues of aging.
This evening was our on line prayer….Bible study to discuss the letters to the churches in Revelation. Our subject tonight was the letter to the church in Thyatira.
March 4th- My day in office is such a busy day. It is admin and paperwork and people contacts. Aside from Tuesday staff meeting it is the one day the staff can really grab hold of me in person. The rest of the week I am prepping for sermons Bible studies meetings and doing visitations.
While I met with staff in office today, Brenda was home introducing my mother to Carol Marion who is coming to visit with Mom while we are all away at meetings on Friday night.
Tonight I met with Paul; Hackett at the Vicarage to go over the results of my DISC personality assessment.
I am and SC.
Doing Life Together is absolutely essential in order to enter God’s promises.
Living from our go to gift, our God given personality helps us build strength and courage.
Prayer is one of our mightiest weapons in the war to build a mindset of strength and courage.
Here is day three in our Daily live series concerning building a mindset of strength and courage. We build a mindset of strength and courage when we focus on the health of our relationship with Jesus.
Here is today’s deepening of Sunday morning’s sermon.
This is a deeper dive into part of my sermon from yesterday.
Here is the sermon I preached yesterday from Cornerstone Church
Feb. 19th– Well today was sooooper busy. We spent the morning completing our cleaning project on the downstairs because we had a couple of ladies out today who are going to come sit with Mom on Sunday while the rest of us are at church. At the same time we had the furnace guy in to do the yearly maintenance on the old oil burner. I would have cancelled that but ====they book out four months sooooo….
Feb. 20th– Today I really tried to hunker down in prayer to get ready for tomorrow’s service. The new pace with Mom is going to take some getting used to. I am sleeping on the couch until she can actually get top the bathroom by herself. She is generally up at least once a night and at this point it takes her a while to get to sleep because of her pain level.
Feb. 21st- Today was our first service without Pastor Dan and the Lewiston family. Pastor Nick Fatato spoke to us today about being the Lord’s hand in our generation. Hannah the lady who came to help mom was so nice. I hipe we have as much luck with all of our helpers.
Feb. 22nd- Tired.
Feb. 23rd- Staff meeting today. We were interrupted by several calls today from Cheshitre County Hospital in Keene where one of our elders has been hospitalized and may be in need of rehab. It was a little nutty. Then when I walked the dogs this afternoon mom decided to try and make it to the bathroom without her walker.
Feb. 24th- Today was a writing day. I wrote a resume for our board, I wrote my study for tonight’s Wall Meeting, and I started writing my sermon for Sunday.
Feb. 25th- Today was my day in the office. There is a lot of paperwork and organizational work and phone calling for” the point guy” of a church. I made up the title because I don’t really know what to call myself. I am not the lead pastor and I am not the interim pastor….I am maybe acting lead pastor….. “the point guy”. It works.