Monday, October 03, 2005

A Great Weekend

It was a great week of grace for Grace. . . .

• I had an opportunity to crash the Grace Campout at Lake San Antonio Friday and Saturday. Such a sweet spirit of fellowship among the truly multi-generational gathering. The Team (Iunkers, Dostals, Gibsons and Joyces) just did a fantastic job planning and organizing. It was great to see some new folks jump in. The weather was great, the lake was desserted. It could not have been a better weekend. Andy and Jeanette were a huge help and blessing to me as I had Sage, Eden and Zeke with me, but no Susie and Haaken. I couldn't have done it without them! I'll try and post some pictures when I find them.

• Our second 3 service Sunday also went well, even though we were missing 150+ who were away camping. All three services had great energy fueled by a multi-generational worship team including some enthusiastic and gifted high school students. 1st and 3rd felt a bit lighter, but 2nd was cranking with lots and lots of college students. There were 168 college students in the 3rd hour College Fellowship! College Pizza in the Park was so much fun!

• After a long process and much debate, we all enjoyed a new coat and color of paint in the Sanctuary. It warms the place up a bit and provides a bit more contrast. It's a pleasant change. Hope you like it. If you don't, don't let me know. It's done!

• Our Fall round of Growth Groups began last week and I have heard encouraging reports from our groups meeting all over SLO county from Santa Maria to Templeton. May God richly bless His people as they gather for prayer, care and Bible study!

Never a dull moment! I told Pastor Al that I thought things might settle down by the 1st of the year. He said, "I don't think so." Maybe he's right!


Erik Ernstrom said...

I thought the worship team was fantastic. Seeing the youth, mixed in with some of the "regulars" was a wonderful sight. Brent, Annie & Andy did a great job and need to be commended. Let's do this more often.

Also...I can help you refinance your house or eliminate spyware...just go to my website. (Just Kidding).

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Erik one hundred percent (and that's not because he's my brother.) I loved seeing the youth up front.

And for the record there's no way Tim could get spyware. Macs dont' get spyware!!! :)

Josh Ernstrom said...

I didn't mean to be anonymous!

Brian Wong said...

Wish I could have been up at the lake this weekend. It sounds like the conditions were perfect for wakeboarding/water skiing. The second service was definitely rocking. It was great to have the high school students in there leading us in worship. It was definitely a living testament to 1 Timothy 4:12.

I am totally stoked at how many people have shown up to the college group the last few weekends.

I didn't even notice the paint job until you mentioned it at the end of second service. It looked great, though.