During my sabbatical, attendance was steady and pretty close to normal, August financial giving was in the black - robust, in fact. (Small church miracle).
The people used their gifts and kept up the ministry, including the launch of a new year of home Bible study groups. The youth group had an outing at which a friend who came along committed his life to Christ.
Last night a new lector called to practice Sunday's Bible readings and make sure he was pronouncing the Old Testament names and places correctly.
Thanks, praise and glory to God in the highest.