Imago Dei officially launched today. It was a great morning. We had a full band for the first time, so I got to play my full drum set instead of the cajon. We had around 160 people show up. Here's what the service looked like:
- Tony read Psalm 103 and prayed
- We played two songs (Glory to God Forever and Forever Reign)
- Donnie read the scripture for the message
- Tony preached on 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
- We had a time of response (Lord's Supper, offering, prayer)
- We played three more songs (Lord, I Need You, You Alone Can Rescue, and Hallelujah, What a Savior)
- Five new people signed the membership covenant and became members.
CaryAnne and I have been hanging out with our neighbors a lot, lately. They play cornhole outside of our apartment, so we joined them last week and have played several times. CaryAnne is really good. We also had supper with them Friday night -- CaryAnne cooked enchiladas -- then cooked out and played cornhole and poker Saturday night with them. It was CaryAnne's first time playing poker and she won. They came to church this morning and we ate at Chili's with them for lunch.
Izzy got sick yesterday so we took her to the vet. She apparently was a little dehydrated and has hook worms, so they gave her some kind of injection that was like a camel's hump that stores water and disperses through her body as she needs it. It looked pretty weird, but neat. They also gave us some medicine to sprinkle on her food that should help with the worms. Hopefully she'll eat the food. She seems to be doing better already, though.
CaryAnne starts working the night shift this week. She's doing that four nights a week for the next three weeks.
Overall, we're doing great. We're excited for what God is doing in Raleigh and we feel blessed to be a part of it. It is so nice to be involved in such a great church with so many incredible people that are devoted to Christ and the gospel.
You should come visit.
"Christ lived the life we couldn't live, and He died the death we should have died."