Today our church service started at 11:00.  On the way in – from farther distances – there was much ice.  On the road.  With ditches on either side.  Beckoning!

So, our out of town people were not there in great numbers.  Another in church, whose pastor lives out of town, canceled their service.

Now, we also had the great smells of a potluck to entice people.  As usual, the usual fare of food was great.  And people enjoyed the fellowship.

Our numbers were good.  Our joy was good.  And now I’m looking ahead to the coming years to see where God is taking us – even in the midst of ice and snow, and even some sleet!!