October 21, 2014

Communion Sunday

So Sunday was an adventure. Lots of extra trips, a friend visiting from out of state, and my car (christened The Donkeyslayer) breaking down after the evening service.

But one of the coolest things that happened was this:

This is our church celebrating the Lord's Supper. Though it is always a special time rich with significance and theological truth, there is nothing too unusual about this particular celebration--we do it once a month. The neat thing here is the young man at the left, who is actively training to be a deacon. He now participates in meetings, and last night he helped administer the communion service.

Nothing gladdens the missionary's heart more than seeing the Holy Spirit bring growth and maturity to those He brings to the Faith.

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October 19, 2014

Musical Interlude: Mozart for Saxophone

Just...wow.

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October 18, 2014

Blowin' in the Wind

By chance I watched the following three videos in sequence this morning, and the impact was profound. I'll not explain...just watch them.

First, Peter, Paul and Mary in the flower of youth and the height of their career.

Next, a nostalgic Peter, Paul and Mary celebrate 25 years of singing together.

Finally, and aged Peter and Paul at singing with friends at Mary's memorial service. Be sure to watch this one to the end. (no embedding possible)

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October 13, 2014

Children's Day Sunday School

Yet another Children's Day has come and gone, and once again the Ebenezer Congregation put together an amazing program. It was in two parts: a special program for kids in the morning, and then a special evening service led by the children.

Here are some pictures of the Sunday School program. I'll post pictures of the evening service later.


Itá and the other children's workers, dressed up as popular children's characters.


It's Bible quiz time!


William get's attacked by kids on the trampoline.


Children's day: the day when adults become children.


The battle of the plushy dice.


Cuteness overload.


Itá with her charges.

See more pictures here.

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October 11, 2014

Musical Interlude: Looney Tunes Theme (on the sax, of course)

In honor of the official end of Saturday morning cartoons, a little nostalgia brought to you by a Brazilian saxophone quartet:

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