Do you remember the Seinfeld when Kramer is at "1st and 1st" and tells Jerry "I'm a the Nexis of the universe?" Well, that is kinda of how I felt this weekend. I ran my right hand into a wall accidentally on Friday and bruised it (depth perception problems!), we went to 2 services yesterday, offered a Christmas Brunch in between services, did HUGE music with carols and other more difficult than normal stuff, had our 1st Baby Dedication (which is kind of a production the way we do it) , my service producer threw her back out and was not there yesterday, my husband preached (which he normally does not), and my 4 year old had 102 fever all weekend!!!! Yeah, I took a killer nap yesterday. It was a fabulous day! Going to 2 services did exactly what we thought it would and really gave us some breathing room. We have been averaging in the 110's lately and had 136 yesterday. The service flowed great! I chose a mix of carols and songs of reflection that complemented the holiday season, but also tied well with Todd's message on the Holy Spirit. Most of these were my arrangements so it was a lot of fun! Here was our setlist...
1. All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name with Joy to the World
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3. Do you Hear What I Hear ? - Third Day
4. Breathe - Vineyard
5. Agnus Dei - MWS
We also did our first Baby dedication at our campus. We really go all out for these. We give each family a small Baby New Testament , a red rose in a vase (to acknowledge their child as an addition to the church family), and 2 letters - one that thanks them for being there and the other is for their child to open on the day that they accept Christ as their Savior so they know they were prayed for as a child. Todd prayed over the family and the child - it took 5 minutes! We will always do these on an individual basis. Believe it or not, even if you are a mega church , you can fit these in (I used to!) We just had certain Sundays we would schedule these and believe me, people LOVE this and invite their pre-Christian family and friends and it makes a HUGE impact.
Brunch was awesome...it was just a fabulous day. Our wonderful friend, Janice, came to our house and stayed with Sydney because of her illness (Doc said today it's an ear infection.) In the 15 months we have been doing services, this was the 1st time I had a sick baby on a Sunday morning. God is good! Glad it's Monday.
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