Both Cheryl and I are completely retired. I retired from my assistant position with the Great Rivers Region at the end of December. I am going to be available to do pulpit supply when requested and also some short interim positions if needed. Otherwise Cheryl and I will be free to roam.
I passed the 1000 mile marker in biking this Saturday. Not too bad considering I was laid-off a few weeks with surgery. I haven’t been riding as much or as long. I’ve been averaging about 10 miles per ride for a 100 days of riding. I may pick up the pace a little and make it to 2000 miles for this year. We’ll see.
This past Sunday was my last time of being with Raritan Baptist Church as their interim ministry. I hope to visit Area III churches over the next few months to connect with them as they begin to regather in the building for worship
I got my sutures and staples removed on Monday, and the steristrips didn’t last but a day on my hand. Everything is looking good, though my surgical sites are still tender to the touch. I am glad that my trigger finger is working again and my hand is not falling asleep all the time.
It’s been a week today since my surgery. I am able to do a little more activity with my right hand and arm with some comfort. I am finding out that it is hard for me to have to put off doing some things because of the discomfort or that it would be better for healing if I put some things off, like cutting the grass, or weeding. I get the sutures and staples off next Tuesday.
As we begin June, we see more activities starting to become available. Raritan Baptist Church is planning on worshipping together maintaining social distancing and safe hygienic practices on June 7. The plan is to make the service available to watch on line or download for those who don’t feel comfortable meeting. So they will be available hopefully the same day of the worship service