Reviewing past CP postings can provide some nice reminders. This one from 5 years ago…
Three of us arrived at the jail, greeted by 31 men for worship. Early on we did Amazing Grace – it’s a frequent starting tune for worship because most everyone knows it. Yet on this day, virtually no one was singing; a troubling sign, for sure …
A transformation happened over the course of our scripture-prayer-song formatted worship … by the time we were done the men encouraged one another to stand while praying the joys and concerns. The final song – If I Had a Hammer – was enjoyed with virtually everyone singing along, including some dancing with virtually all energized.
A magical hour of worshiping God, fueled by the Spirit, for sure!
That posting closed with these words:
Even on those days when the Spirit doesn’t immediately seem to be working through you, have confidence and persevere, knowing that your love and caring can shine through in the most unexpected ways and circumstances…
We’re experiencing similar worship with our New England Club community right now – OVER THE PHONE (they are in COVID-19 isolation for a few more days!) For some it’s hard to imagine getting inspiration from listening to a worship service while holding the phone up to one’s ear. Yet, that’s been our experience. Allowing the word of God into our lives is the key, however that is received – phone, radio, TV, in-person, YouTube, FB Live, Zoomin’, email, Instagram, podcasts, Twitter, Tik Tok and more – – much more!
Enjoy the day, filled with the amazing Spirit and unbridled love that can come so abundantly to “Jesus people!”
CHURCH BILLBOARD: In the 23rd Psalm there is peace and calm…
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, September 5, 2021:
- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and Psalm 125
- Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146
- James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17
- Mark 7:24-37
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