A new month so we started off with communion and that was good. We also welcomed three people into associate membership (two students and one wife of a student). As it turned out, the morning sermon from Galatians 6:1-10 was very much on the interconnection between brothers and sisters in Christ.
Turn out was good with nearly all our recent newbies returning (just one missing, I hope he's okay) plus another two new people, one being another Iranian. One of the newbies also asked about the midweek meeting too, which is good. I tried something in the morning I have often thought about, singing one of the hymns unaccompanied and we did that for our last hymn, We sang happy birthday to a member after the morning meeting. We have a new system of bringing out the cuppa rather than expecting people to go into the parlour and that is working well. Blest be the tie that binds.
The evening service was fine too. I started a little extra five minute bit in the evening meeting using the Grace Baptist Assembly guide (A is for abortion). We looked, helpfully I hope, at what the unforgivable sin is. People didn't want to go home at the end.