Joel’s last Sunday as an elder at my church. “We kind of have the dandelion method of church growth.” Loud singing. Levi, 2, raising a hand while watching his dad do the same. “Hallelujah, all I have is Christ!” Many thanks. “Blessed assurance–I am my beloved’s and He is mine.” “No power of hell, no scheme of man / Can ever pluck me from His hand.” “This is the body of Christ, broken for you.” Laughter. Tears. Gifts. Goodbyes. Hugs. “Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit…” Get things from various people–a leftover camp chair, a stroller to be given away. We go to love and serve the Lord. Amen.