" Sure" Josh replied as he put some money on the table for their breakfast. " The service starts at 9:30 am, we'll save you a seat". As he and Clarice left the diner, she mentioned to him that she no longer had pain in her elbow or her arm. Josh did not pay any attention to her comment.
Homer went back to his room, worshipped his golden calf statue and then slept for a while. He woke up, checked the clock, put on a red polo shirt and drove down the highway for a half mile toward Abundant Joy Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tony Winters slowly lit the four candles above the altar and also the two on the altar and then put the candle lighter behind the pulpit. He looked at his watch and saw that it said 9:10 am. His two regular ushers, who were local farmers, had not arrived yet so Pastor Winters checked to make sure there were plenty of bulletins.
" Good morning Pastor Winters" Bill Rogers said as he put on his usher name tag and gave a bulletin to someone who had just walked in. The other usher came also and as people started to trickle in, Pastor Winters started to think about the events in his life that had led him to Abundant Joy Lutheran Church.
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