Today was the first official Sunday of the 2009-2010 year in children's ministry at the congregation I serve. And it make sense that we wait to launch the real-deal programs until after Labor Day; we had a huge crowd! There were more children and youth at church today than we've ever had before. We held our first Water Communion service, just with the children. And we did a beautiful Story for All Ages using the book "Water Dance".
I am deeply blessed to have work I love, with children that I absolutely adore, and colleagues who are marvelous. I had three meetings after church, left my house at 7:30 AM and finished my meetings at 8 PM. Even for an extrovert, that's a lot! Then I went to a friend's birthday party.
But I'm still smiling. Tired. OK, exhausted, but happy to be doing what I do, with the people who share the space and time with me. We create beautiful stuff right there in the old Masonic Temple. It's good.
After our Water Communion, our kids made chalices, walked a labryinth, and ate a good soup lunch together. It's such good, and real stuff. Such a wonderful thing, this community. I am deeply blessed to be right here in this very moment of time. Deeply blessed.
I am going to bed!
Blessings to All!