Monday, September 24, 2007

The Flock That Loves To Rock

Yeah, okay, that was our slogan in the 80's. Sounds just a little nerdy now. Newsong Church, San Dimas was just a bunch of rockers. Ah, those were the days. Now we have elder boards and membership and oh wait . . . we got kicked out of the Baptist Association. Must be doing something right. Just kidding!! Don't get all snippy.

In any case, Sundays will be the longest day of the week for us from now on. Little Lord Spanky (we have got to change his name) has graduated to the highschool group which meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. Well, I am not going to drive 80 miles home only to drive back. So how to stay busy from 7:00am to 8:00pm on any given Sunday?

To begin with--find restaurant with large screen to watch football game or see Angels (sorry, little ad for Lord Spanky) get that final win needed to get into playoffs. No problem, San Dimas crawls with football type restaurants with big screens. However, wouldn't be right to just hang out there all day. I must spend time with brother and family who live up the mountains about 20 minutes from church. Good idea.

This Sunday I was kept busy, however--showed up for early morning service and attended our ministry fair. Since I am leading the Single Parenting Life Group I made a nice little flyer and talked to people who could benefit from our ministry. Sad to say, come to think of it. But there we are.

Then went to lunch with kids and a friend when we discovered said friend likes to write. She needs a little side job, so to speak, so I directed her to Associated Content. We also discussed how to qualify her for Habitat For Humanity. This is a project I am undertaking in our church. Phew! Many single moms probably qualify. Hope I can help.

Five o'clock was a church dinner. Yummm! And then the members got together to vote on a few issues like where the heck do we (Newsong Church) go from here. It's was quite an eye opener. We wanted to return to the way Newsong used to be--bring back our creativity and all that. In any case we voted and I forgot I wasn't a member anymore. Don't tell. They counted my vote. Hehehe.

So, if you've read all the way to here . . . wow, you must really love me.

Nonetheless the name Newsong comes from Psalm 40: "I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth . . ."

1 comment:

Sharon Lynne said...

I remember visiting New Song back in the old days. Yep they were hip. But they did love the Lord...and still do I'm sure.

I finally made it to the bottom of your post and was rewarded by Psalm 40. I've been praying that verse for me son... "Life him out of the slimy pit and out of the mud and set his feet on a rock."

A good verse for everyone.