Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday!

Good Monday Team,
I start this morning with some special thank yous to our tech team yesterday. We did a major overhaul of our sound system this past week (replaced all the worn out wiring) and we had to do a full resetting of our sound board. Most people cannot understand how difficult this task was. Our sound techs (Coleen, Andy and Marie) did a marvelous job of setting mics and dealing with new speaker settings and avoiding feedback during our worship celebrations. Outstanding sound for the services...great job! And a special thanks to Bob Rutan for resetting the video sound and our DVD was great! We are so fortunate to have such talented musicians and technicians. God is good.

We currently have 18 going to the Casting Crowns/Kutless concert on Feb. 23. I'm ordering tickets later this morning so if you want to go, contact me RIGHT NOW!!

Our Reach Out Owego concert on March 19th is shaping up. Rehearsals are Wednesday night at 6:15pm in the sanctuary and we have 8 weeks to go. I appreciate your efforts to make every rehearsal. It will be a special night of worship and community service. More details coming soon!

What will you do special this week to make a difference in the lives of those around you? A word of encouragement? How about telling someone what you admire about them? Maybe an act of generosity? Think about it.

Blessings,

Dave

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Monday!

Good Monday Team!
I am still rejoicing in the ministry opportunities this last weekend provided. Thank you to all of you who helped us minister to the Kemp family. We had more than 1000 people come to the church on Saturday for the viewing and I witnessed my first ever fly over honoring a deceased fire fighter. Here's the video:
video

I want to give a special shout out to Bob Rutan who helped with the video production that allowed the overflow crowd at the funeral on Sunday to be a part of the service. Did you see the coverage on TV last night?

It was great having the Owego Naz Worship Choir back. Music for Easter and Spring 2010 is in. Rehearsal on Wednesday at 6:15PM.

Make today special for someone you come in contact with by offering an encouraging word or an expression of thanks for something they are doing!

Blessings,

Dave

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's Monday!

Good Monday Team!
Coleen and I (and Cagney) are home in NY after a couple of weeks with family in Columbus, OH... Englewood, FL... Wilson, NC... Washington, DC. We put more than 4000 miles on our car and spent 46 hours traveling... it was awesome! Many people think that driving that much would be painful, but it is actually fantastic alone time for us. But it is always nice to be home!

We were gone two Sundays and the first one was in Columbus, OH and we attended the Heritage Christian church where my daughter and her husband...and our coming grandson attend. This is a very large church and we worshiped well. Check them out at Heritage Christian church.

Our second Sunday was in Florida and we drove 2 and a half hours to visit with good friends at Metro West Nazarene in Orlando. Metro West is an International church with a strong Caribbean influence. Very energetic and spirit filled with clapping, flag waving, dancing in the aisles...like it use to be in the early Nazarene church :) They have a brand new building that is debt free after they sold their old property to developers for several million dollars. Check them out here... Metro West Nazarene.

I was able to spend some of my vacation time in Florida listening to music and I am so excited to introduce the Owego Naz Worship Choir to our new Easter music. Rehearsal starts back up this
WEDNESDAY at 6:15pm.

It was great to be back home for worship yesterday. There is comfort as we gather together with friends and family and this is what the world is searching for. Invite your friends to come with you to church. They can develop friendships and meet Jesus...what could be better?

Blessings,

Dave