On Sunday morning we carried on with Galatians. We are now in Chapter 4. These are fairly basic matters but it is important that we cover them. In the evening, conscious that I will soon wnat to preach on Christmas themes, we took a break from Matthew 11 to begin to look at Acts 3. I've never preached through Acts but we visit from time to time and so I have preached some chapters but never this one before that I recall. Attendance was again good in the morning and evening, although there is always something erratic about attendance. It was good to have five children to speak to for the children's talk. Two others were not well.
After the morning meeting we celebrated three birthdays. One person was 6, one 60 and one 90 (the three born on different continents but brought together here in Childs Hill). One of our members had cleverly baked two cakes in the shape of a zero and a 6 or 9 and so all three were able to blow their candles after we sang happy birthday. Undoubtedly the 90 year old had the most efficient candle blowing technique. That's the wisdom of age I guess.