What a great day we enjoyed Sunday!
The day started with a good crowd for a wonderful worship experience. We were Towne View "at our best" with the variety of music we sang... from the choir's rousing "Are You Washed in the Blood" to Austin Fowler's encouraging "How He Loves Us" and congregational music that spanned the generations.
By the time we arrived at Bartow-Carver Park our Recreation Committee and helpers had prepared an abundance of burgers and hot dogs and laid-out the contributions prepared by our members. I've never seen so many desserts! Somebody counted 160 or so folks at the picnic- our biggest crowd ever!
To answer several questions: This was the largest group (10) that I've ever baptized at once; this was the first time I had baptized three generations of a family, three brothers, or two parents and their child. What a powerful testimony to the family and friends present... as well as to boaters, skiers, and others enjoying the lake.
The psalmist said "this is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." This Sunday was our gift and maybe, just maybe, in the glint of the sun we caught a smile from God.