I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord." Psalm 122:1
Every once in a while I like to go online to see what other pastors are writing about. What I have found is that it is very much the same – the season of the church year, a personal story, music, and I even found one complaining about how unwelcome he felt when visiting another church. But what tied them all together was their faith, their love for God and their sure and certain hope in the resurrection. This faith unites us, binds us together, and creates a friendship and caring love inside our hearts. We look at one another and others with the heart and eyes of Christ, rejoicing whenever we gather, welcoming all, and giving whatever is needed, even if just a smile or a touch of the hand. This summer our worship has been inside more often than outside, but I am hoping that we will once again be enjoying our outdoor worship area each Sunday. It is wonderful to worship right under the heavens of God. But whether outside or inside, what truly brings God in our midst is our gathering – one and all. We are blessed by each person. All are not only welcome, but, in faith, we are all family. So come and share in songs, hymns, prayer and Scripture, and of course the occasional sermon, as we give glory to God and share in fellowship with one another. Thank you for sharing your faith!