This has been a good weekend. Friday I spent making ornaments for the bazaar on Saturday. Yesterday we had a holiday bazaar at the church. It was the first one we've done in a number of years. The crafters who were there really liked it. A number of them told me they hoped we'd invite them back next year. We had a good crowd, and it was a fun day. I enjoyed it, though I was exhausted when I came home. Daughter ended up hiding most of the day. It was too overwhelming for her, but she figured out what she needed to do, and was very cooperative when I needed help.
Today I preached stewardship, which is often hard. It was very well received. One member told me it was the best stewardship sermon he'd ever heard. This afternoon I met with 5 people who will be joining the church next week. I have 4-5 others who have also expressed interest. We've had a number of deaths this year, but we will be showing a growth in membership for the first time in a number of years. Success builds on success, and I'm excited about the opportunities ahead of us.