We sang a song out of the auxiliary hymnal, #2130 -- "The Summons." I'm pretty sure it was the first time I've ever seen that song. It had a nice melody, apparently based on a traditional Scottish tune. I thought it might sound nice on my mandolin.
Rev. Howard preached a sermon titled "A Few Good Followers," based on the Scripture describing Jesus' call to his first disciples. It was a good sermon -- people were still talking about it tonight at Men's Group -- and I was impressed with the theological soundness and general accessibility of the message. As if often the case with sermons, this one included a "sound bite" to take away, and I liked it enough that I scribbled it in the margin of my bulletin: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." The main theme of the message centered around the thought that being a follower (of Christ) necessarily involves movement.
After church, many people went down to the Fellowship Hall, where we enjoyed lively fellowship (see, it's a noun!) and celebrated birthdays in what is known as the annual church-wide birthday party. It's a neat tradition that the church has been doing for a while -- basically an excuse to have a pot-luck. There was lots of yummy food, and lots of yummy cake. I went home full.