Not an especially nice start to the day. We had a couple of inches of unexpected snow down in the valley and a foot or more of it in the foothills. The thirty mile drive to Dayton, WA was an adventure to say the least. Little Grace Church has a small congregation as it is, so the combination of weather, travel and illnesses meant an even smaller gathering of just eight, including me and my wife. My brilliant exposition on John’s gospel was received with warmth, if a bit on the luke side. What they really wanted to know was who the heck was Melchizedek, and how did he relate to Jesus? See, they really were listening to the lesson from Hebrews. It was a very sensible question, and it goes back to the obvious fact that we have a tendency to stop serious teaching after confirmation, if we were serious about it even then. They really do want to know. Our job is to find the right means and venue to meet that need. In a small rural congregation we can just switch gears in the middle of the service and do that, but it brings to mind that the greater church simply must pay more attention to adult Christian education.