and it's been a full week. Today will be no different as later on in the afternoon we are headed out with a large group from church who goes to a neighbouring city for a concert tonight.
I'm doing some final work on the plans for Sunday and as the day draws near I confess some hesitation. Every second call these days is a call to let us know that people won't be in church on Sunday. Early morning commitments, holidays, family celebrations, etc, etc. are leaving me with a sense that Sunday morning will be a very small gathering of us.
That's one of the things about being a pastor I suppose. You don't work any less hard for a Sunday if it's going to be 5 people or if its going to be 500. You hope for the greater so that what you have to share has a better chance of reaching a need, and if you have a hundred people, you have a better chance of connecting with someone than if you have five. That's just the odds.
But often God's economy is different and he does what he will do. On any given Sunday.
I think the only frustration that comes occasionally is if you are teaching through a series and trying to get a large group of people on the same page. What ends up happening is that you need to repeat yourself for those who may have missed weeks. Then those who have been there more often keep hearing the same things over and over. That's probably why summer is considered not prime series preaching time by many pastors.
This Sunday we are going to focus a bit on listening to one another, and our world, and to God.
If you're in the area and want to drop by, then do.
Oh and this Sunday remember there is a lunch afterward. To help celebrate a wedding.