Sunday, May 14, 2006

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. At Hometown Friends Church we have a bulletin (or worship folder) that includes the order of the service and words to the songs. Sometimes it takes an insert to include everything. So we finished singing “I Stand in Awe,” and I’m looking forward to the message (listed at the top of the next page). And then we’re being led in a Scripture reading and going into another song. I had gone to the wrong page and we had another page of singing and open worship before the message. Now when we got to open worship, an individual stood right away to share a concern. It’s not long before it starts to feel as though this concern is fueled by passion and rumor. It’s sincere, but feels misguided. And then the pastor moved up to the platform even before the speaker sat back down. Pastor Gregg has been listening to two voices at the same time—the audible voice of the speaker and to God’s voice—and we never did get to the next page in the worship folder.


Blogger Steve Fawver said...

Thank you for your faithfulness and willingness to share and read what you did. I really sensed God's presence in this and it was so fitting! It is a joy to worship with you.

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