Today was the day. Suprisingly smooth. Many asked how I was doing, tired wise. Except for a sore throat, I was still pumped.
We had peaked at 243 people about a month ago in our old 9 am and 11 am service formats. Today there was 246! Even if we discount 10% as people who were counted twice, or even three times, we still hade 20% over our average attendance for the year.
Two people committed their lives to Christ in the 11:30 service. Some have wondered if the services are identical. We plan them identical, same music, message, video clips. But they are invariably different depending upon God's presence, people's response, etc.
Shortening the message down wasn't too hard, though I got a little rushed in the 10:30 service.
Thankfully the services were split well. 50% at the 10:00. 25% at the 8:30 and the 11:30. However, starting the 11:30 service was rough. Only about 15 people in the auditorium when we started. Seems that no matter when you start, some are still going to be late! :)
We are still raising funds for a modular classroom building. We have raised 42% of our goal so far! You can view our latest progress here. If you desire to support this project, you can do so here.