A Day of Church

I spent a good part of the day at the church today.  I was a little late for 0730 choir warm-ups as the 29 degree temperature didn’t quite register and when I went out to leave at 0725 to get to church at 0728, I realized that I should have gone out earlier to clear the windows.  They were covered in ice/frost.  So I turned the van on and put the defroster on full blast and scraped as best I could with my ice scraper.  Apparently my Michigan ice scraper didn’t like the Arizona ice very well and I couldn’t scrape super good.  So I went back in for a bit to let the windows thaw enough to see – I drove to church looking out about a 12" circle.  LOL  At least it’s only 1/4 mile to church.  I didn’t really miss any of warm-ups, and I wasn’t the only one showing up at the last minute.  We sang at the 0800 service.  K came to church and she picked the guys up so they didn’t have to all go for 0730.  After church, K went home and the 3 of us went to Sunday School.  After Sunday School, K met us back at the church and we went to Denny’s for brunch.  After brunch we went to the commissary for our weekly grocery shopping.

By the time we got home and I got the groceries put away, I had about 10 minutes to relax before heading back to the church for 1430 choir warm-ups.  We sang at the Installation Service for our Pastor’s installation.  It was an AWESOME service.  There was standing room only pretty much.  We had a FULL choir to the point where we were even crowded.  There were close to 20 members of clergy from various denominations from both Sierra Vista and the Tucson and even Phoenix areas.  And the reception afterward, the fellowship hall was just as packed as the church.  I got back home almost 3 hours after I had left.  I relaxed for a bit and we watched football.  I grill brats on my new George Foreman grill and we had baked beans and tater salad with it.  After Robert was in bed, I was finally able to sit and relax and stitch.  Now I’m off to check my close to 100 e-mails since I haven’t been online all day.

Today’s high:  46
Current:  35

One thought on “A Day of Church

  1. Seems like I spend most of my Sundays in church too! I leave here at 7:30 (with both kids in tow) and head to 8:00 a.m. orchestra rehearsal. The kids are part of the “music kids” and all go to childcare provided by a few of the older teens. Service is at 9:00 a.m. Then we have LifeGroups (Sunday school) at 10:30. That’s usually done by noon. We head home, then back at 4:00 p.m. for another rehearsal. The kids go to choir at 5:00 p.m. and I play for a 2nd service. I like the evening service because it’s more intimate and the pastor gets into more detail. Scott’s not fond of the whole “too much church on Sunday”, but then again, he doesn’t go, so he is the one missing out.

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