Sunday, June 1, 2008

Florida Lord's Day #1

This morning we drove to Orlando for church. We enjoyed singing Psalms and celebrating the Lord's Supper with that like-minded congregation. The sermon was titled "Exam Time." As we examined the 1 Corinthians 11 passage and considered our communion with Christ through this sacrament, I also thought about how our communion is with more than just the people in that building, but with millions of other believers throughout the world today and with untold numbers of those who trust in Christ alone throughout all generations.

You may recall the Country Inn library story. Today, after the service we discovered an even better library in their church basement. Since we plan on coming back for a few more weeks, we were able to check out some books and a video, "Treasures in the Snow" based on the book by Patricia St. John. With this reading material, it made the hour commute back to Cape Canaveral even more delightful. Although, all but perhaps two of our children, used that travel time for a Lord's Day nap. When we arrived back "home" we enjoyed a nice warmed up freezer-cooked meal. (Monica didn't really cook it in the freezer. What she really did was cooked most of our meals for this month before we left. Then she froze them. No freezer burning.)

We are looking forward to next week. After the service in Orlando this morning, a nice lady talked to my wife about scheduling us to come over for lunch after service next Sunday. This will make it feasible to stick around for the evening service and fellowship.

So after cleaning up the paper plates from lunch we watched that video. Then it was time to dig into those books we borrowed. We also got to stay connected with our congregation at home by listening to SermonAudio.

My oldest daughter, with the help of some of the others and Monica, made some homemade pizza before we went for a nice Lord's Day walk. We started out by traveling a couple blocks West, then two blocks North, were we found this sign.
Then we went East, and finished the loop by walking along the beach as we delighted ourselves in the Lord.

Isaiah 58:13-14
"If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD's holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
then you will find your joy in the LORD,

and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob."
The mouth of the LORD has spoken.


Heather L. said...

It was so nice to see and hear how you spent the Lord's day. We missed you all, but so glad you are enjoying florida!

Jenny B said...

I love the last photo of the older girls :) Always ready with a little drama.