Priscilla's father loved to tell the stories of growing-up in rural northeast Georgia. He remembered vividly ordering items from the Sears Roebuck catalog- he still laughed about ordering batteries that cost less than the postage! There was something special about being able to look through that wish book and choose an item, color, style, size and make it "just right" for you. Somehow going on-line doesn't seem quite as magical!
Easter Sunday was that sort of "mail order" day. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful spring-time morning in north Georgia. We were blessed with a packed-house of joyful worshipers, wonderful music, the celebration of baptism, and, of course, an abundance of children (I think we blew the "cute factor" off the scale!).
Our Easter "pumps" had been primed through-out the week. Opportunities for service like the Bulgaria mission fund-raiser and Easter Eggstravaganza were outstanding successes. Our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service offered meaningful opportunities for reflection and worship. All this was made possible by a "cast of thousands" (at least it seemed like that many) who gladly shared the gifts of their time, energy, and skills.
I can't wait for next year's catalog to arrive!
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Sears Catalog
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