It’s a typical Friday morning at Seaside Church. “Wine production” is in full process: The Friday morning bulletin folders and stuffers group has just wrapped up its’ weekly task of preparing our bulletins for Sunday services. Loretta has moved down to the sanctuary to begin her weekly work: going through the pew racks, checking the pencils and pew racks, and placing the attendance pads back in the pews for Sunday. Phil is finishing up his cleaning duties – he comes in too early for me! Another group of volunteers is dead-heading roses and sprucing up outside the main entrances, while another group is preparing for tomorrow’s United Methodist Men golf tournament. Carol is answering a busy telephone. And a large group is doing yoga in the fellowship hall with Marc. In a little while the yoginis will leave and GriefShare will come in – another group that continues to grow. Taylor and his caregiver will come in for the DVD’s of the weekly services – he loves to watch them from his wheelchair, so Ken always prepares a special set for him. And finally, a special treat this morning: Ed and Susan Seidel popped in from Wilmington to say hello and drop off items for the Country Fair.
Friday is the “slow day” at Seaside, but you’d never know it! Just take a look at our weekly calendar – if you don’t see something of interest to you, come and talk to me. We’ll find a place for you to Love God, Serve God and Grow in Grace. Sunday’s scripture text is John 15 – Jesus talking to his followers about the vine and the branches, having an intimate and organic relationship with God. The good vines produce great grapes (great wine!). That’s all I’m going to tell you now – come to church on Sunday and hear all about wine… and Whine…. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to connect with the Source of All Things Good this Sunday at Seaside Church.