Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super Sunday

We left for church at St Mark's in Dublin around 10:30 and arrived about 10:50. Having about 40 minutes before the service began, we took a walk down the street to see if we can find a place for lunch with Sam & Joan. On the way we ran into Phil & Betty Melville, Christian friends of Tim & Cathy's who have provided a place for them to stay in the past. They are on the way to their church, Grace Fellowship just down the street. We have a good chat with them and they ask if possible to have a meal with them on our next visit. They recommend a place, Trinity Central Hotel, just past their church to eat. We walked down, checked it out, and then walked back to St Mark's. Sam & Joan have just parked and are getting out of their car as we arrive at the church. We went in and were warmly greeted wherever we turned inside and outside the church (it is an Assembly of God church that we had selected to attend because Sam & Joan are pentecostal and their pastor, Sean Mullarkey, is on our board of reference and Cathy wanted to give him the new brochure). We experienced an uplifting worship time and powerful message by Sean. We went to their visitors fellowship after the service and met Ciaran & Hillary Taylor. They will be visiting the Virginia Beach area in September, so we invited them to stay with us. Ciaran was at the Kingdom Come conference and they will be returning in September in time to attend the Evangelical Alliance conference that we will also attend. Cathy spent some time with Sean and he invited us to have lunch with him then next time we're in town.

Sam & Joan don't have time to stay for lunch after all, so we saw them off and had lunch ourselves at the hotel, then returned home for a relaxing afternoon before going to William & Mitch's for dinner. Another fine time of fellowship and fattening ouselves. We left their place about 10 pm, then Tim and Sam took Cathy and Patti home and took off to watch at least the 1st half of the Super Bowl with Ciaran & Els Fletcher, key leaders in Rathfarnham, south of Dublin. I am updating this as we watch the game with them and enjoy some more fellowship (and snacks). The ladies weren't interested in going out this late to watch the Super Bowl without the Redskins in it. :)


Blogger murph411 said...

i shoulda known you would find SOME way to watch the game :)
give mom my love, sorry i missed you online earlier...i was at a super bowl party-not watching the game (of course)

February 05, 2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

um, that was me above :)

February 05, 2006 4:55 PM  

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