- 2 water baptisms
- Worship in music
- Baby dedication
- Missions emphasis
- Funny grad video
- Honoring graduates
Somehow, we managed to get through it all without "cheapening" any of the elements. Still, it made for a very full service.
A few added extras:
- One of our graduating seniors used to always swipe, er, borrow my teaching stool during youth services. Today, we "retired" that stool by giving it to him as a graduation gift. Congrats, J.C., and all the other members of the class of 2007!
- Last time I visited my mom, I found an old box containing my high school cap and gown. So, I put them on in the middle of service, and called off the names of our grads while wearing my high school colors.
- My mom came up today to hear me preach in this service, and she covertly took a photo of me in my cap and gown. I'll work on posting it at some point; I had no idea she took the photo!
- Had some people over to my house after service for a fun cookout. Lots of great food and conversation!