Well, I told you all that I was going to do a worship workshop this weekend, and one of the things we were going to cover was how to be ready for the unexpected. Well, I needed the lesson this week! I was going to do a concert at a women’s retreat on Saturday night, and on Wednesday the director told me that the worship leader they had for the event was really ill, and asked if I would just be able to do the retreat. I had Friday night free, so I went early and did their worship on Friday and Saturday and the concert. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for Sunday as I already had my own church that morning, and I was teaching the workshop, but they got someone to cover that, and God worked it out. So, there you go, worship workshop participants, it’s always good to be prepared so you can step into any situation! Teacher voice off. 🙂
Had a great time at the retreat, and the extra time really gave me a chance to get to know some of the women there, which was such a blessing! Came home and led church, and then came back and did the workshop that afternoon. We had a small group, but that was actually great because we could really work on the practicum, and I can definitely see God using these people in worship in the future, it’ll be fun!
I also got to lead worship for the launch of Kaleo in Columbus yesterday. It was so fun to get to see the excitement of the planners for the event. Kaleo is a women’s group organized to help support ministries in local areas, and they are under the Columbus Stewardship Foundation. They had over 100 women show up to support this opening event, and I think that’s pretty incredible for a launch, especially since it was a lunch during the work week! I’m expecting that God will do great things through them, and I was blessed to be there.