COOP9002's SparkPeople Blog COOP9002's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Went well our dinner last night was well attended, especially with our community fair going on this week. <BR> <BR> we had about 35 people and almost half of them stayed for prayer meeting following the meal. <BR> <BR> hope you have a great Thursday. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:10:19 EST Wednesday Getting ready for a busy Wednesday. We are trying a spaghetti dinner to try and encourage more folks to join us this evening. <BR> <BR> hope your day goes well. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:58:10 EST Tuesday it was nice to get out for a run on this beautiful morning. praying for those in Puerto Rico and throughout the Carribean, as Maria takes aim and is causing all kinds of heartache. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:48:44 EST Monday Morning last night was a busy night at Awana's. i helped with recreation, so I didn't have the opportunity to make it out to play some hoops. it was a good night with our students and workers. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:13:23 EST Sunday it's been a busy Sunday. hoping to play some hoops later tonight. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:19:49 EST Saturday got a nice run and bike ride in this morning. trying to get ready for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great Saturday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:43:16 EST Friday It's a nice early Fall day here in Maryland. Hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:10:25 EST Thursday Thank you to each of you who have been praying for Harold and his family. I will keep you updated, when I hear something that I can share. <BR> <BR> Today is a crazy busy day. <BR> <BR> We have our monthly senior adult luncheon, my wife and i need to replace some door handles on the bedrooms, i have a personnel committee meeting tonight, and finally i will meet with a family after that meeting. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:47:43 EST Rough morning This morning I spent some time with a family, who was going through an extremely tough time as one of their family members is struggling with depression. <BR> <BR> please pray for the Johnson family. <BR> <BR> thanks Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:50:37 EST Tuesday we had a good deacon's meeting last night, and hopefully it led us towards a more resolved approach to meet and encourage others in our church family and community. <BR> <BR> tonight we are hoping to visit some folks. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:58:39 EST Monday We had a nice start to Awana's last night. our church attendance was a little down this Sunday. Of course, with a church our size it doesn't take too many families to make a big impact on our attendance. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:46:16 EST Sunday Our children's ministry kicks off with Awana tonight. Should be fun Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:43:59 EST Community Dinner our church offers a monthly dinner for the community. tonight we will join some other volunteers who will prepare and serve the meal. please pray that we are able to build some relationships with those who attend. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 9 Sep 2017 13:48:09 EST Friday hope your Friday is going well. like many of you i am praying for those facing the hurricane in Florida, as well as those in Mexico, who have earthquakes and an impending storm heading their way. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:26:20 EST Thursday hope your Thursday is going well. the battery in my wife's car, besides an oil change and tire rotation. oh well, it's only money. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:05:26 EST Wednesday Olivia survived the first day of school, but it was not a good day for her. we also have a family in our church whose teenage son went in to have a mass removed from his liver. fortunately they got it all, and do not believe that it is malignant. <BR> <BR> Hallelujah!! Wed, 6 Sep 2017 13:36:23 EST Back in School Today was Olivia's first day of her Sophomore year. She was actually approaching it with some anticipation. We pray and hope that this year goes well for her. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 5 Sep 2017 12:00:28 EST Monday we took our oldest daughter to the airport early this morning. she is back with her husband in Missouri. It was great to have her around for a few days, but I am sure she is glad to be back home. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 4 Sep 2017 12:37:18 EST Sunday today is our final day with our daughter, Savannah, before she returns home to Missouri in the morning. It has been great having her with us for a few days. Sun, 3 Sep 2017 18:19:18 EST Saturday our youngest was wore out physically and emotionally after our visit to our nation's capitol yesterday. We did spend some time in the national history part of the Smithosonian, as well as hike from the Washington monument to the Lincoln Memorial. <BR> <BR> It was quite a day, but she is bushed, so I am spending the day with her while my wife and our oldest daughter are in Baltimore checking out Edgar Alan Poe's house. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 2 Sep 2017 12:45:28 EST Friday We finally made it to Washington DC today. We took a train in from a nearby community and walked until we were pooped. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great Friday. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 21:32:05 EST Thursday tonight we go to the Olivia's high school to pick up her Chromebook for school. of course, she's not the least bit excited about going back <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:17:47 EST Hump Day getting ready for prayer meeting tonight. hopefully, I am able to get some things done today. <BR> <BR> Blessings on your Wednesday. <BR> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:23:39 EST Tuesday hope your Tuesday is going better than ours. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:32:37 EST Monday it is nice to have our oldest daughter with us for a few days. we are planning on heading to DC tomorrow to see some sights and hopefully enjoy the day together. So i am trying to wrap a couple of days work into one. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:02:08 EST Happy Birthday, Savannah!!! on this day 27 years ago, our oldest daughter, Savannah, was born. She is spending a week with us, and we are looking forward to sharing the sights of our new home town with her this week. <BR> <BR> have a great Sunday Sun, 27 Aug 2017 15:24:02 EST Friday Enjoyed a nice run this morning in some beautiful Fall-like weather. Getting excited about seeing our daughter tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:35:27 EST Anticipation we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our oldest daughter on Saturday evening. Looking forward to a great week with the four of us. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:52:17 EST Wednesday Looking forward to prayer meeting later tonight at church. hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:53:19 EST Tuesday Hope your Tuesday is going well. I am looking forward to an evening with my girls. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:34:33 EST Monday While much of the country is focused upon the eclipse later today, my heart is full. a family that has been visiting our church for longer than we have been here joined yesterday. The mother and father will join by statement, while it will be my extreme privilege to baptize their adult children in a future service. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:41:22 EST Thank You My wife was truly impressed with all the kind words and well wishes that she received for her birthday. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your kindness. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:43:01 EST Happy Birtday, Debbie!! today is my wife's Birthday. We are not doing too much, just trying to spend the day together. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:59:37 EST Friday It's a warm morning. Looking forward to a day with Debbie & Olivia. Blessings Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:53:09 EST Friday It's a warm morning. Looking forward to a day with Debbie & Olivia. Blessings Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:52:55 EST Thursday last night we had business our quarterly business meeting, and it went well. Looking forward to some time at home with my family tonight. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:25:33 EST Wednesday on behalf of my friend's family, let me express gratitude for your thoughtfulness regarding praying for them as they walk a difficult road. <BR> <BR> Tonight is our quarterly church business meeting. we have some interesting things to consider. I am simply praying that we do what the Father desires. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:21:21 EST Prayer Request yesterday i received a phone call from a longtime friend and received some disheartening news. <BR> <BR> Please pray for the Adams family. That is all that I can say at this time. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:42:12 EST Here we go today starts a busy week. we have deacon's meeting tonight, visitation tomorrow night, business meeting on Wednesday and personnel meeting on Thursday. <BR> <BR> hope you have a great Monday. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:36:41 EST Sunday It's been a nice Sunday as I prepare for a busy week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:16:08 EST Friday Hope you had a great Friday. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:25:22 EST Thanks FCF Thanks to some folks at a sister church here in Frederick. our youth minister and I are able to attend a simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit. <BR> <BR> Hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:15:19 EST Thank You on behalf of the Kraus family, let me express gratitude to you who prayed for the family during this difficult time. it was a tough service, but we were able to see the hope and mercy of our Savior at work. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:32:18 EST Tough Day today the chairman of deacons and I will officiate a funeral that no one likes to walk through. we will be ministering to a family who lost their 23 year old son due to a heroin overdose. <BR> <BR> Please pray for us as we seek to speak words of comfort and hope on a difficult day. Please pray for his parents and siblings as they seek to move forward in God's grace. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:12:44 EST Monday hope your Monday is going well. today I am prepping for a funeral tomorrow, and a council meeting this evening. the week just gets busier after that. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:22:46 EST Saturday Hanging out with my wife today. Took her to IKEA. Oh my! Sat, 5 Aug 2017 15:40:59 EST Friday it's a muggy Friday. i was able to get out for a run this morning, and am looking forward to spending some time with Debbie and Olivia today. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Fri, 4 Aug 2017 15:21:57 EST Thursday Hope your Thursday is going well. It was a beautiful morning for a run this morning. there were several folks outside this morning getting their morning exercise on my usual route. <BR> <BR> have a great day. Thu, 3 Aug 2017 10:03:30 EST Prayer Request Please pray for the Kraus family. Their oldest son took his own life earlier this week, and they are trying to deal with this nightmare. <BR> <BR> Our church family is coming alongside them, as they struggle to cope with the loss of their son, and how to pay for his funeral. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:09:22 EST Tuesday Enjoyed my trip to Camden Yards last night. However, the outcome of the game was not what I was hoping to see. <BR> <BR> Today our focus is on Nathional Night Out. We are partnering with other ministries and local agencies for the event in the park directly behind the church. <BR> <BR> hope you have a great day. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 13:34:10 EST