A wonderful Sunday

Yes, Sundays are often wonderful.  This one was especially so because The Old Fool’s grandchildren had come from Florida to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their Dad in Goshen. And Conrad and the children decided to go with their Old Fool Grandfather to College Mennonite Church.

The church was concluding a series of sermons  on our being thankful for  God’s generosity to us. This Sunday focused on the generous gift of God to humans to make music.  So how better to show our thankfulness then by singing and making music?

So the worship service was turned over to the choirs, musical instruments and our  voices. The church did its best to exercise this generous gift from God, but it also did its best to welcome the Old Fool’s family.

The welcome included a communion service in which we gave thanks for the gift of Jesus, his exemplary life and his love.  The Old Fool recalled the many times  that he had referred to the communion cup as a symbol of the blood shed for us.  Pastor Phil Waite did much better by lifting the cup and declaring it to be a cup of love.      

Family members had good SS experiences including the Old Fool who enjoyed his usual Borderland experience.  Our group is doing brain- storming and soul-examination on questions about the possibility that there are eternal truths.

The morning was capped by an invitation to Conrad to bring his bass guitar to CMC when it does not conflict with his commitment to the Forks worship team. That will bring him and the kids to CMC this coming Sunday. 

 Now this afternoon, The Old Fool found a wonderful link that  Miriam Showalter shared on her face book page.  The link goes to an article that describes the unique faith of Barack Obama.  This should be read by all who are puzzled by  the Christianity which Obama  brings to the presidency.

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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