Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Very Special Day

I was up early on a VERY damp chilly morning to get a shower in before we left for church. It was raining last night when we went to bed and every time I woke up during the night. There were some pretty big puddles all over the campground. We sort of picked our way around them to the car.

It was a very special day at Menno today. We had two young people being baptized and two others confirming their baptismal vows (they had been baptized as infants in another denomination) today. As we practice adult baptism, it was recognition of their choosing to become part of us. In honor of the baptisms, we also had Communion this morning. As a Mennonite Church, Communion is not something we do very often, only a couple of times a year. As we travel so much, this is the first time we had been home on a Communion Sunday for a very long time.

The other thing that made today special was that our friends Colleen and Dennis were in church. They have been away doing shows for the past few weeks, so this was the first time we had reconnected since we all had left Arizona.

It was also Forry's 77th birthday today! Instead of going out to dinner, we had a wonderful meal at church. Diane's Catering prepared a feast for after the service. She is the Grandmother of the twins who were baptized and designed the menu around their favorites.

Unfortunately, after procrastinating about it all week, we absolutely had to get groceries this afternoon. We detoured back through Cheney and stopped at the Safeway store there. I was very full from Diane's dinner, so it was hard to shop. I know not to shop when I'm hungry, but shopping when you aren't at all may be even worse!

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