NOT LONG AGO . . . we were traveling through Gene Autry country and I couldn’t help but think of some of the songs he used to sing. One of those was the song “I’m Back in the Saddle Again.” When I look at all the things that are “starting back” up again, I’m reminded of what it is like to “be back in the saddle again.” Every church has its own style of “saddles,” and after 15 years, the Field Street saddle feels very comfortable to me. I still remember the Pastor asking me “how many” years I thought I could give to the church and I said “five.” Well, those “five” have tripled, and I can truly say they have been a blessing to me. The call of God has been and continues to be as Paul described it in Romans 12: “good, acceptable and perfect.”
OCTOBER . . . is going to be a busy but enjoyable month. Joyful Sound has had a great beginning and will be singing in a service this month. We have added several new members and our membership is now over 40. Young at Heart got off to a great start! Our special guest for October 8 will be Dr. Don Newbury. On Thursday, October 10, we have a great group going to the Dallas Arboretum for the day.
NOVEMBER . . . will soon be here and we have several wonderful opportunities on the way.
Friday, November 1 - several have already signed up for a trip to the seminary and the first session of the Texas Gospel Music Festival.
Tuesday, November 12 – Young at Heart with special guest – Amber Goddard, flutist.
Tuesday, November 26 – Holiday Banquet
It’s one of the two times we will meet in the evening. We are planning something very special for this November. Nathan Burggraff, who blessed us with his playing earlier in the year, will be our guest again. But, rather than just playing “for” us, he will also be playing “with” us. We are planning a “Hymn Festival” based on “thankfulness” – for who God is, for what He has done, and for our response to God’s goodness. It’s going to be a wonderful night of thanksgiving and praise. Please put down this date – Tuesday night, November 26th.