This morning was the last day for services in the "old" facility.We had a wonderful service with great singing...including this quartet, and inspiring preaching. Many in our SS class were dressed in their "walking" shirts that we would be wearing for the 4.5 mile walk to the new facility.There were approximately 1500 people who signed up to walk and I believe that most of them did so. The Lord blessed us with wonderful weather. Before we left the downtown property, the pastor had us turn and face the building and remember our time there. The Shofar, ram's horn, was blown, a prayer was spoken and then he said "let's go home".
We are heading up the hill for the last 1/2 mile of the walk.People are finally on the property with the new building in the background.A special time was held in the commons area...The Shofar was blown again and a Messianic Jew gave blessing in Hebrew that he translated into English.Two precious members who are both 103 years old then began our time of reading the Bible through and praying. They went into the sanctuary and we watch them on TV monitors in the commons area. This will continue 24/7 until midnight Friday.