This morning, I attended the 8:30 am service at Tokyo Union Church. I was scheduled to be the lector reader. The passage I had to read was 1 Samuel 3: 1 - 10 about God calling Samuel. The New Testament reading was from John 1: 43 - 51, about Nathaniel's calling. The sermon focused on our calling to invite others to, "Come and see."
At the end of the service, we had an evacuation drill. Probably a good thing to do when living in a place where earthquakes are quite possible. I didn't take any pictures.
Once I reached home, I bicycled over to the VanderHaak's to take Hana for a walk. I haven't walked with Hana for a couple of weeks, so it was about time I did that again. I took some pictures as we walked down by the river.
|There's a nice little pond.|
|Can you see the ducks? They were close.|
|Our path from the park.|
|Right along the river.|
|There is my walking partner, Hana and her shadow.|
|Hana and my shadow.|
|Two ducks swimming on the river.|
|The sun was out today, it was a nice day.|
|She's looking quite happy.|
|There is the photography club.|
|Looking down river from the bridge that we cross to do our U-turn.|
|Want some firewood? Ok, not sure it's up for grabs.|
|Here is a family that were flying a kite.|
By the time we arrived back, Brian and Bette invited me for lunch, which I couldn't refuse, since it was chicken fajitas. It was delicious!
This upcoming Friday, I've invited the Middle School teachers over to my place. I thought it may be fun for us to make oiliebollen (dutch donuts). Since it is the first time I'm making them here in Japan, I thought I'd do a trial run this afternoon.
|The dough with raisins and apples.|
|Deep frying them.|
It has been a good day, starting with worship this morning, being in God's creation, spending time with friends and being able to do some things I normally don't do during the week. I thank God for weekends and Sabbath days.