Today was my first day at work at Olmsted Community Church. I have so many thoughts in my head that, ordinarily, I wouldn’t be able to sleep. But I’m so tired tonight that I shouldn’t have any trouble at all. I think it’s mental weariness from the long anticipation of this start date, and I’m glad day one is behind me now. I have such a positive feeling that OCC is God’s match for this part of my life, and that great things are in store.
Staff members and a few drop-in visitors made me feel very welcomed today. Roger, head of the Trustees, gave me a full tour all the way up to the church spire. His wife, JoAnn, helped coordinate the wedding rehearsal we did this evening. A great couple…with lots of enthusiasm for the church. My sermon didn’t get written as I had hoped, but there’s always Saturday!