Monday, November 24, 2008

San Antonio

I'm posting this from Becky's truck because it's the only place were we can access non-secured wifi in her apartment complex. It's raining here, so I'm not sure what all we will do today. Last night I wanted to see where she used to work at the La Mansion del Rio on the River Walk. I'd never been there, so that was interesting. I didn't realize how extensive the River Walk was. It's quite a long string of restaurants and shops on the river.

Sunday morning I preached at Redeemer Pres in Austin. What a great church. Faithful, rich liturgy. Friendly, engaged people. The congregation is about 500 strong, so they need to have two worship services. There were a couple of firsts for me. I'd never preached the same sermon twice in two back-to-back services. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. But the second sermon was not exactly the same as the first; I'm sure it was much better. This was also the first time I've ever preached a 20 minute sermon in a regular morning service. I think. I believe my first sermon turned out to be 17 minutes and the second just a bit longer than 20. I'll have to think about that experience a bit more. My regular sermons used to be a lot longer than they are now, but 20 minutes would be a challenge. But it might be worth it. We'll see.

Time for a few more shots of Spencer.


Richard said...

Eat some fajitas for me.

shookfoil said...

Right, most importantly, where did you eat in Austin? If you say White Castle I will never speak to you again.

Jeff Meyers said...

We ate at Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Redeemer had some coupons they had to use.

D Patrick Cassidy said...

Jeff, both the sermons were terrific. I wouldn't let too many people know you can pull off the 20 minute sermon with such finesse - the session may get ideas there.

As for eating in Austin, Jeff wasn't here long enough to enjoy all the really good stuff. Salt Lick and Rudys on the next trip, right Jeff? Kerbey Lane for pancakes too.