Arlene brought her wonderful friends with her. Jim Thomas sang an uplifting rendition of “There is a Balm in Gilead” . Susan Klein gave the children’s sermon which the adult congregation found riveting. It involved two farmers and a lost calf and a stream and a fence, an itinerant carpenter who just happened to be a peace maker and a bridge.
Arlene’s preaching was lively and timely as usual. We’re not to doubt our ability to carry on with our church mission. Doubt is not the opposite of faith but fear is, she reminded us.