Monday, May 5, 2008

Still processing a great day

It has been great to be a part of the OBC family lately. Yesterday, was a humbling and exciting day all rolled up into one. Some highlights...
  • Roaming the halls seeing everyone talking and enjoying each other's company.
  • Seeing the choir come in and fill the risers, and seeing the joy as they sang about our great God.
  • Listening to the band prepare our hearts for worship.
  • Looking out at the entire OBC family in 1 place (not in 3 services). I think there were close to 1000 people there (I am giving the credit to our new assoc. pastor).
  • Seeing the joy on everyone's faces.
  • Having the privilege of being the one to speak on behalf of the church recognizing the architect, builders, and especially our expansion team.
  • Watching the video reminding our church of its past and its future.
  • Being able to share from Luke 15.
  • Calling Jim T.'s wife Nancy instead of Delores. Way to go, Curtis!
  • Sweating like crazy. The room was hot, and the preacher went too long. :-)
  • Meeting MANY family and friends of the OBC members.
  • Having Stan close us in prayer.
  • The Chick-Fil-A brownies as we exited.
  • Singing "God of Justice" and listening as we passionately reminded ourselves that "We Must Go."
  • Reaching our goal (2000+ pairs of socks, nearly 1000 pairs of underwear, and 100+ t-shirts) for the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington.
Many more things about the day will stand out in my mind, but these are a few.

Any others come to mind? Post a comment.