Yes, I know. Long time posting. Anyway, Amber asked me to put up directions to Crestwood's building for those who aren't as familiar with how to get there, just in case there are a few people wanting to visit us this week for our meeting with David Norfleet.
Take I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) to Exit 34 (Crestwood, Highway 22)
Go east on Highway 22 (Brownsboro/Ballardsville Road) toward Oldham County (for those of you from Bullitt County, it will be to the right)
Take Highway 22 past the Oldham County line (you'll pass the Louisville Memorial Gardens on the left).
Go over the hill at the county line (Haunz Lane is to the left--don't turn here, whatever your GPS or Google or Mapquest tells you).
As you come down the hill, you'll see a Marathon gas station on the left. Turn left onto the road just past the gas station. This is Orchard Grass Blvd.
Go up the hill to the first left. There's an insurance office on the corner. This is Applewood Road.
You can either park in the church parking lot or on the Applewood Road side of the insurance office building.
Denise had the surgery Wednesday. They were able to take out everything they needed to and she is doing fairly well
She should be going home Thursday. Amber's (paternal) grandmother came in to help out while Denise recovers. Amber is at the hospital with her right now.
We finished the gospel meeting last night. Had 36 present, which is the largest attendance I have seen since I started working with the congregation.
We had one gentlemen from the Baptist church who lives in the area visit us the first Monday night and request a Bible study. We'll be seeing about that in the near future. We also had several members of a (to the best of my knowledge) institutional congregation come nearly every night. Amber and I know them from working at Religious Supply Center. She gave them a meeting flyer one Saturday. They commented on how they liked the Bible-based preaching that wasn't softened or watered down.
That reaction alone says something. So many have tried to give the gospel "mass appeal" by presenting a "user-friendly" message. Many -- and sadly, many of our brethren -- are more interested in attracting people with feel-good than they are with presenting God's word. As I heard one preacher say, sometimes people want to go somewhere that takes a stand on doctrine.
It was encouraging to see nearly every one of our members at every service. Only two of the ten of us were not at every service. One of the men had to miss the Sunday morning services due to his work schedule. His schedule with Wal-Mart often requires him to miss on Sunday morning. He was only off on the second Sunday this month, and that's because he took vacation to fill in for me while we were out of town. The other member was an elderly sister who had some issues with nosebleeds the latter part of the first week. Other than that, I think everyone was at every service.
I managed to record every sermon the last two weeks, and I have started the slow process of getting them on our website at crestwoodcoc.org. I'm working on a new system for posting sermons, so it may be a bit of a long process.
Thanks to those of you who attended the meeting. I understand that there was a lot of stuff going on the last two weeks that made it difficult for many of you to make it out.
Crestwood is currently having its gospel meeting for the next two weeks (April 18-30). I'm doing the preaching.
The church building is off Highway 22 (Brownsboro/Ballardsville Road).
Take the Gene Snyder to Exit 34 (Hwy 22). Turn toward Crestwood (east)
Follow Highway 22 out to Oldham County. Take the second left past the "Welcome to Oldham County" road sign. That street is Orchard Grass Blvd. There's a gas station on the corner.
Take the next left after the insurance company. Follow the street into our parking lot.
7:30 through the week, 9:30/10:30/6:00 on Sunday.
Our new address will be:
2241 Arthur Ford Ct., Apt. 3
Louisville, KY 40217
Phone numbers, if you have them, will stay the same since we both use cell phones. Just don't call Mom and Dad expecting to find us.