The Samarkand bus pulled up to the church sidewalk about 8:05 am today. Out came about a dozen MCC members and friends, right on time for worship. The administration of Samarkand Covenant Retirement Center made it happen. After a long conversation regarding logistics and feasibility, the Samarkand underwrote the entire cost of shuttling members and friends from the retirement center to MCC each week in time for the 8:15 service, a time to grab some coffee and back home again by 10:00 am. Thanks Samarkand!