One of the deacons presented Edward with a birthday gift (his birthday is April 3rd) and seven cards --one to be opened each day this week. He read scripture and made several fitting remarks. A bountiful dinner was enjoyed by the congregation.
Edward was given a large basket full of beautiful birthday cards along with several gift cards at restaurants, etc.
We are enjoying the beautiful fresh flowers that graced the sanctuary yesterday.
What a thoughtful, gracious flock we are blessed to be a part of................ and yes they can keep a secret!
A beautiful banner greeted us............. Another surprise....no one sat in their usual place as an April Fool prank... Edward said it was like having a new congregation and he couldn't readily see who was absent.......