We were greeted with that when we walked into church this morning. As it seems our luck all summer this was not a "typical" Sunday. Their Pastor was on vacation. They knew that the substitute was coming and had kids so when they saw us, they assumed that Tom was the sub. It seems no matter where we go someone wants us to serve.
After the initial shock wore off we settled in. The service was very nice. It was a different denominational style than I am used to, but I liked it. (Yes the substitute pastor was very good) The music was only contemporary, and although I prefer a blend of traditional and contemporary, I could learn to live with it comfortably.
We also saw a friendly face - which was a nice surprise. There was a family that attended our old church for a while. They were attending that church now. It was good to them. We really liked the service - and that is too bad.
There are many children (10 and under) in the church but there is NO middle school of youth group. And with Timothy 14 and Eva almost 12 that is one of the things that is a very high priority for us. So even though we liked it we will not be going back there.
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