Monday Morning Update: August 25, 2008

the weekend that was: It was a so-so weekend. Friday night, we went over to a friends house and had a great dinner. Saturday we hung out and went down to the outlets and out to dinner. Sunday we were at home most of the day. It was good to be home, but nothing spectacular.

Church Review: What does a response to God in worship look like? Can you stand with your hands in your pockets and truly respond to God? Well, you can. Do 250 people respond in the same way? I doubt it, but that is what happened Sunday. I thought the music was good, the message was to the point about living our lives as a worship response…and then, hands in pockets as we close. I am really feeling that we need to get to October to do our series on worship and what it is.

On another note, we began a new service Sunday with 35 people. It was nice being in the more intimate group. It will get larger when Sunday School kicks in. But as far as first weeks go, it was alright.

where i am at the moment: Just finished staff meeting and sitting in my office.

On to-do list this week: I have to schedule some of our leadership for our worship gatherings and prepare a sermon. A little lighter week this week than last week.

What Abbie is up to: Abbie is silly. Andrea got a musical birthday card with Cindi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun on it. Abbie opens it up, the music plays, and Abbie dances around the living room. We really need to have a video camera out when she does this.

book i’m in the midst of: I have not made much progress on the two I mentioned last week. They were Suprised By Hope by N.T. Wright, and Reasons to Believe by John Marks.

music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: I got Family Force 5’s new CD, Dance of Die, from Best Buy the other day. There are a few really good songs (Fever is at the top of the list). And while the disc certainly fits who FF5 is, there are less guitars and more beeps. There is a 80’s New Wave sound in the midst of it. While I would give their freshman CD five stars, their sophomore disc would only get 3. Not bad, but not great.

how i’m feeling about this week: Hopeful that it will be a great week. No meetings on Monday or Tuesday, which means more time with the family.

About Steve LaMotte

Husband of Andrea and father of four amazing children. Pastor at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, Delaware.
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