I intentionally messed up the spelling so I could all “S”s in my title. We had a fantastic weekend in South Central Kansas. Saturday brought Hutchinson 9.5 inches of snow. It was lovely as a cold weather lover, with Winter as my favorite season and Christmas as my favorite holiday. I recognize it’s not enjoyable for many, so I will stop with my verbal excitement. I know you’ve all seen snow before, but here’s how it piled up on my back deck around 4:45 PM.
The church I pastor has a policy that we rarely cancel (like if it was overly icy or the power was out, we might) so snow didn’t keep us from gathering to worship. We encourage people nervous about getting out or needing to stay in to enjoy our livestream. We began our service with three teenagers sharing their testimony of coming to faith in Jesus and publicly announcing their allegiance to Jesus through baptism. We were “selebrating” with them. Here’s a pic we put on our church website as our students were bouncing after the service.
Finally, on top of this, I began a new sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. My first sermon dug into Luke’s purpose in compiling this Gospel account and contrasting two different responses we see in the opening narratives. The sermon, Responding to God’s Certainty (Luke 1:1-56), is now online. I hope you enjoy it. And, if you follow the link, baptisms were at the start of the service.
I hope you have a great week.