It’s about 9 PM, and I’m sitting at the computer nursing Calvin for the last time tonight… until he wakes up in the wee hours of the night. Today is Sunday, and I guess I took a rest from taking photos. Until just a few minutes ago, I completely forgot to take any pics for today’s post, and even now I only have one. That’s ok. I have three more chances to get Sunday right this month. And this post will give me ideas for when to snap photos next week.
This morning, Lydia was the first up. She is always first on Sundays, and most other days too. She makes the communion bread every week, four big beautiful braided loaves of Challah Bread. Two are used for communion, and if they look good we usually take the other two for the fellowship meal that follows church. If they don’t quite pass inspection, they may get eaten before we leave the house or left home for later. As you might guess, the standard varies according to just how hungry the inspector is, and sometimes a perfectly beautiful loaf is declared unfit for church just because it smelled too good to resist.
The rest of us woke up about an hour after Lydia. Actually she woke about that time too, because she usually goes back to bed while the dough rises. Megan made breakfast, I made dinner for the fellowship meal, and Kaitlyn, Natalie and Becca helped get the younger ones ready. Perry worked on his Sunday school lesson: he teaches the church history portion.
We left at 9:25 and arrived just in time for bagels and cream cheese before Sunday school started. First was church history – we learned about Bishop Ambrose this week. Then we moved on to question 125 of the Heidelburg Catechism. We are nearly finished, and will probably start the Westminster Catechism again next (the Shorter one, I hope). Then we practiced O God of Earth and Altar in four part harmony. We are so close to mastering this one, and it’s beautiful! Finally, the pastor taught on II Kings 6, in which Elisha prays for God to open the eyes of his servant to see angelic armies, then prays that He will blind the armies of the Syrians. Our family likes to say Elisha did a Jedi mind trick on the army: “This is not the city you are seeking…”
After this was the worship service, followed by the weekly fellowship meal. Because this was the first Sunday of the month, the meal was followed by our monthly Psalm sing – which is not actually limited to Psalms. We sing from the Cantus Christi, and everyone takes turns requesting personal favorites.
Afterward, Lydia and Megan left with Deanna and Tyler, and the rest of us went home. Our friends dropped in briefly to bring 140 more pounds of potatoes to be peeled, cooked and whipped for their upcoming wedding, and the rest of the day was just the ten of us.
My one photo of the day?
The fridge looks different when you’re only two feet tall.
How did your family spend the day?
- Day 1: Neighborhood Night Out
- Day 2: In which the city hauls away our neighborhood’s tree trimmings
- Day 3: Impromptu date night
- Day 4: Pizza night
- Day 5: A nice relaxing weekend