Monday, January 29, 2007

Vintage Fellowship



Yesterday was something...




We found ourselves pretty nervous before church, wondering how the past week of publicity would affect things. And it had been an intense week all around for everyone...from our worship leader Kevin, (who is co-ordinating the massive effort to take a detailed census of the homeless in the area), to everyone in the worship band...Daisy was taking over in childcare, and I was on week three or four? of being in the nursery. Robb and I just lay in bed on Sunday morning before it all started, asking God to help us and deliver us from the sense of suffocating anxiety.




Daisy did a phenominal job, despite the service going long. I had a new girl helping in the nursery, and she was GREAT. I was too flustered and busy to give her much direction, but she just did exactly what needed to be done. We had 12 first-time visitors in the service.




Later in the afternoon, we had a membership meeting. I was so focussed on having our babysitter set up with enough snacks for our kids and some of their friends, and getting out the door, I hadn't really stopped to consider who would be at the meeting. I guess I pictured maybe 10 or so people, counting us. We got there about five minutes late, much to Hubby's chagrin, and and had a little trouble finding a parking spot. An hour or so, and many laughs later, 30 people had signed up to be the official members of Vintage Fellowship.

After the meeting, I was talking with a new friend, trying to express how intense the week had been....how very vulnerable I had felt, opening ourselves to so much criticism from the general public. She laughed a little and said, "But it isn't just you, now, is it? You aren't alone. It's all of us...." she said, gesturing to the large group of people still standing around talking and laughing.

Yes, we aren't alone now. We're in this thing together.



7 comments:

courtney said...

yesterday was an absolutely crazy day for me but I just kept thinking of you all and the week that led up to the service and just kept saying little prayers for all of you. It's encouraging to know that all went well and that you are getting the chance to be pleasantly suprised by God. It kinda makes me want to do a jigbazu (word verification).

Amber said...

That's right... you aren't alone!

Sara said...

I suppose i can always take over the nursery for a while. Sure its great to know about sex but it isn't quite a big issue in my life yet.

I'm not having pre-marital sex and don't plan on it, my sex life isn't a bore because, well i don't have one. I more educated on sex and God than the good majority of peers my age are...

Robb really wants you there for it and I'm sure that Aaron really wants JayT there as well

So..i can do the nursery.

akr said...

You are not alone...we're cheering you on...if I was there I would do nursery for you!! Or the kids stuff!

ness said...

I want you to be in there too, girl. Triere is going to take it this week, and I think two other moms would be willing to do two other weeks leaving you with just one week...,maybe the last week, which is Q & A....will that work?

A said...

It's Jaye T. and A, not Q and A.


Oh, that isn't what you meant . . .

sara said...

That would work real well.

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